Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie

DESCRIPTION: "Bring me little water, Sylvie, Bring me little water now, Bring me little water, Sylvie, Ev'ry little once in a while." The field worker, toiling in the hot sun, calls on Sylvie to bring him something to drink. (She points out that she is coming.)
AUTHOR: credited to Huddie Ledbetter (Lead Belly)
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (recording, Lead Belly)
KEYWORDS: work worksong nonballad
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Lomax-FolkSongsOfNorthAmerica 283, "Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Courlander-NegroFolkMusic, p. 87, "(Bring Me a Little Water, Sylvie" (partial text)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 128, "Bring Me A Little Water, Sylvie" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Moses Asch and Alan Lomax, Editors, _The Leadbelly Songbook_, Oak, 1962, p. 60, "Bring Me a Little Water, Silvy" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #11654
File: LoF283

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