I just released a new single on BandCamp called “I’m So Glad Today I’m Ready!” Check it out here!
I fell in love with this song several years ago when I was studying the Leonard Roberts Collection at Berea College. The original version of this song was provided by a woman named Clara Dickeson. Clara was a student at Berea College, KY in the 1940s or ’50s and collected “I’m So Glad” as part of a folklore project, singing it for folklorist and teacher Leonard Roberts. Clara’s version sings of going to heaven and meeting her parents there. In my version the singer is going to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the New River in North Carolina.
Here are my new lyrics: