Written when the late Willie Foster arrived too early to join Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon on tour (to New York). Willie's 'readyness' inspired the other Willie. What else can a songwriter do when he's wide awake with plenty of time?
Also covered by Humble Pie, John Hammond, Junior Wells, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Blues Project, Carey Bell and Otis Spann. Not to be confused with Fats Domino's I'm Ready, covered by George Thorogood, The Band and The Seatsniffers.