Yes, I'm Ready

Album: Yes, I'm Ready (1965)
Charted: 5
  • I don't even know how to love you
    Just the way you want me to
    But I'm ready [ready] to learn (to learn)
    Yes, I'm ready [ready] to learn (to learn)
    To fall in love, to fall in love, to fall in love with you

    I don't even know how to hold your hand
    Just to make you understand
    But I'm ready [ready] to learn (to learn)
    Yes, I'm ready [ready] to learn (to learn)
    To hold your hand, make you understand
    To hold your hand right now

    I don't even know how to kiss your lips (kiss your lips)
    At a moment like this
    But I'm going to learn how to do
    All the things you want me to
    (Are you ready?) Yes, I'm ready
    (Are you ready?) Yes, I'm ready
    To fall in love, to fall in love, to fall in love right now

    (Are you ready?) Yes, I'm ready
    (Are you ready?) Yes, I'm ready
    (To kiss me?) Yes, I'm ready
    (To love me?)
    To kiss you, love you, and hug you
    Baby, I'm ready Writer/s: BARBARA MASON
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Comments: 6

  • Babbling Babette from Tulsa OkThis was such a huge hit in 1965 & I still love it. It was remarkable for its simplicity, sweetness, and lyrics about being inexperienced. No raunchiness there. I was in college in '65 and the song was all over the radio in the Kansas City radio area. I think it was a #1 song on a few of the city's radio stations back then. I also loved Barbara's followup "Sad, Sad Girl."
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 9th 1965, Barbara Mason performed "Yes, I'm Ready (To Learn)" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Five months earlier on May 9th, 1965 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #97; and 11 weeks later on July 25th, 1965 it peaked at #5 {for 1 week} and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
    Prior to peaking at #5 it spent 3 weeks at #6...
    It reached #2 {for 1 week} on Billboard's R&B Singles chart {the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "I Can't Help Myself" by the Four Tops}...
    Between 1965 and 1975 she had eleven Top 100 records; her next biggest hit on the Top 100 was "Sad, Sad Girl", it peaked at #27 in 1965 {at the time of this 'Bandstand' appearance "Sad Sad Girl" was at #20 on the R&B Singles chart}...
    Ms. Mason celebrated her 67th birthday two months ago on August 9th {2014}.
  • Chili Redd from Houston, TxThis song I love the most. I listen to oldies and I'm only 17.
  • Robert from Hagerstown, MdTo bad they don't write and sings songs like this anymore. Definitely one of the best songs ever sang.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhI was born in 1958. This is one of the first songs I can ever recall listening to on the radio while riding in the back seat of my parents' car. It made a big impression on a little seven year old girl. Simple, sweet, easy to sing along to. How's come they never play it on radio anymore?
  • John from Nashville, TnBarbara Mason updated this song in 1973 so that the lyrics would reflect a more "experienced" view. Instead of "I don't even know how to hold your hand/just to make you understand", Mason sang "Now I even know how to hold your hand/just to make you understand/'Cause I'm ready/and I learned..." The then 27-year old Mason thought that it would seem odd that sexually inexperienced lyrics would come from someone who is pushing 30. This version can be found on the cd GIVE ME YOUR LOVE: THE BEST OF BARBARA MASON.
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