Bring Me a Little Water, Sylvie


h1 August 1st, 2001

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 accompainied 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

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