If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)

"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"
Released October 1973
Genre Soul
Length 4:29
Label Stax
Writer(s) Homer Banks, Carl Hampton, Ray Jackson
Certification Gold (RIAA)
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]

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

Jonathan Butler also did a version of this song as a duet with Ruby Turner, which became a hit and an anthem for non white South Africans in 1986.

Chart positions

Charts Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 9
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 1
Preceded by
"The Love I Lost (Part 1)" by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
December 8–22, 1973
Succeeded by
"Living for the City" by Stevie Wonder


  1. Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 547.

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