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Bring Me A Little Water

Huddie Ledbetter (or traditional)

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4 June 1970
cd imgBOB DYLAN 1970

4 June 1970
cd imgANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT (1969-1971) THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 10, track 2-10, 4:00

 New Morning recording session 5, Columbia Studios, NYC - 4.jun.1970, take 1  
 New Morning recording session 5, Columbia Studios, NYC - 4.jun.1970  

[ / Now, won't you bring me a little water, Sylvie?
    Bring me a little water now
    Bring me a little water, Sylvie
    For my tired brow. ]

Sylvie is a good ol' girl
From Florida, so they say
She came up here last april
To pass some time away.
            
Now, won't you bring me a little water, Sylvie?
Bring me a little water now
Bring me a little water, Sylvie
For my tired brow.
            
Sylvie [ came here wednesday / came up here this morning ]
She came [ this morning / ] by the light of the dawn
She comes up here now nearly all of the time
[ To see what she can / just to ] carry on.

Now, won't you bring me a little water, Sylvie?
Bring me a little water now
Bring me a little water, Sylvie
For my tired brow.
            
Sylvie says she loves me
She says it all of the time
She always gets behind me
When the hill is too high to climb.

[ Yeah now / Oh ] won't you bring me a little water, Sylvie?
Bring me a little water now
Bring me a little water, Sylvie
For my tired brow.
            
She brings me beer and honey
[ / And she ] brings me slop and beans
Brings me coconuts and candy
Brings me turnip greens.

Bring me a little water, Sylvie?
Bring me a little water now
Bring me a little water, Sylvie
For my tired brow
For my tired brow
Oh for my tired brow.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

4 June 1970 1 BOB DYLAN - 1970
4 June 1970 1 ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT (1969-1971) THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 10