Probably the most famous song by the Delta Blues singer Skip James, this song showcases his fingerpicking guitar skills, something that would influence a number of guitarists, including Eric Clapton, who recorded this song with his band Cream on their first album Fresh Cream.
James based his song on one recorded by Lonnie Johnson called "I'm So Tired of Livin' All Alone," substituting the phrase "So Glad" in place of "So Tired."
Deep Purple recorded this in a medley with "Prelude to Happiness" for their 1968 debut album Shades of Deep Purple. A live version appears on their album Inglewood - Live in California.
In Gary Numan's "Cars," the message is that cars lead to a mechanical society devoid of personal interaction. This didn't stop automakers from using it in commercials. Both Nissan and Oldsmobile have used it in ads.