If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)

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"If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)"
Single by the Staple Singers
from the album Be What You Are
B-side"Love Comes in All Colors"
ReleasedOctober 1973
  • 4:29 (album version)
  • 3:20 (single version)
Songwriter(s)Homer Banks, Carl Hampton, Ray Jackson
The Staple Singers singles chronology
"Be What You Are"
"If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)"
"Touch a Hand, Make a Friend"

"If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)" is a song by the Staple Singers. Released from their album Be What You Are, the single spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard magazine's Hot Soul Singles chart in 1973. It peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.[1] It became a gold record.

The arrangement, tempo, cadence, and melody reflect more constant uptempo than the group's 1972 number 1 hit "I'll Take You There".

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1973–74) Peak
Canada 79
UK Singles (OCC)[2] 34
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 9
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 1

Other versions[edit]

  • In 1985, British Jamaican singer Ruby Turner covered this song featuring South African singer-songwriter and guitarist Jonathan Butler. Her version reached #30 in the UK, #29 in Ireland and number three in New Zealand.
  • In 1987, American Contemporary Christian singer Steve Archer covered this song for his fourth solo album Off the Page.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 547.
  2. ^ "Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. 1974-06-08. Retrieved 2021-03-15.

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