We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I didn't realize that Ricky Skaggs wrote this tune. We made friends with Ricky back when he was playing in bars in Kentucky. In fact, Mrs. BD hired him for a few performances. Dylan used a rousing rock version as his opening tune for a year or two, which I have from a bootleg on my iTunes.
My internet search on this suggests that Ricky Skaggs recorded this along with many others but it was written by William York. There was a William York who played bass for Hank Williams but I can't confirm if he was the one who wrote the song.
Nice video, it's a great gospel song. Bill
Indeed, William "Lum" York wrote "Hallelujah, I'm ready to go".
"Lum" York was a long time upright bass player for Lefty Frizzell and Hank Williams. He played with just about everybody from from Marty Robbins to Bill Monroe.
It happens occasionally - somebody writes down a tune and it becomes a hit. It happened to Fred Imus, younger brother of Don Imus with “I Don’t Want to Have to Marry You” recorded by Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius - #1 on the country charts in 1977 and named Song Of The Year - there are dozens of other examples. One Hit Wonders. :>)
And I'd think you'd been following me except I'm in dry Greenup Co. and it's just across the river from wet Lawrence Co, Ohio. In the summer (my primary drinking season) I make the round trip to the S&S Drive-Thru via that antiquated Ironton-Russell bridge about twice a week.
Also, I like living where you have to put a little effort into getting a cold beer after a hot day cutting brush or some such work. You appreciate and savor it a bit more. :-)