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Thread #114362   Message #2456611
Posted By: topical tom
03-Oct-08 - 02:55 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Work Gang Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: BRING ME A LITTLE WATER SYLVIE
Ooops! Here's "Bring me a Little Water, Sylvie": While traveling on the Judy Collins Wildflowers Festival Tour, I had a few days off and decided to spend it in Bucks County PA with friends, John and Mary Ann Davis. It was there that I recorded Lead Belly's 'Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie.' John accompanied me on bass and the old blues singer Rusty James (AKA Leon Redbone) stopped by to add a low vocal soul.

Lyrics:

D
Bring me little water, Sylvie
A
Bring me little water now
D G
Bring me little water, Sylvie
A D
Every little once in a while

Don't you hear me calling, Sylvie?
Don't you hear me calling now?
Don't you hear me calling, Sylvie?
Every little once in a while

Getting' mighty thirsty, Sylvie
Getting' mighty thirsty now
Getting' mighty thirsty, Sylvie
Every little once in a while

Bring me little water, Sylvie
Bring me little water now
Bring me little water, Sylvie
Every little once in a while

Can't you hear me, Sylvie?
Can't you hear me now?
Can't you hear me, Sylvie?
Every little once in a while

Getting' hot and thirsty, Sylvie
Getting' hot and thirsty now
Getting' hot and thirsty, Sylvie
Every little once in a while

Bring me little water, Sylvie
Bring me little water now
Bring me little water, Sylvie
Every little once in a while

Bring me little water, Sylvie
Bring me little water now
Bring me little water, Sylvie
Every little once in a while

Bring me little water, Sylvie
Bring me little water now
Bring me little water, Sylvie
Every little once in a while

Can't you hear me calling, Sylvie?
Can't you hear me calling now?
Can't you hear me calling, Sylvie?
Every little once in a while