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Bring Me Little Water, Silvy

by Moira Smiley

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Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter, 1888–1949) wrote Bring Me Little Water, Silvy and recorded it with Anne Graham in 1950 for Folkways Records. Many artists since then have played, arranged and recorded this beloved song.

Arranged for voices with body percussion by Moira Smiley. Body Percussion Sequence by Evie Ladin. This is the audio from Moira Smiley's official music video.

lyrics

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

Bring it in a bucket, Sylvie
Bring it in a bucket now
Bring it in a bucket, Sylvie
Every little once in a while
Sylvie come a-runnin'
Bucket in my hand
I will bring a little water
Fast as I can

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

Can't you see me coming?
Can't you see me now?
I will bring a little water
Every little once in a while

Every little once in a while
Every little once in a while
Every little once in a while

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released July 26, 2018
Performers:
Ayo Awosika, Pilar Diaz, Sally Dworsky, Bella LeNestour, Courtney Politano, Moira Smiley, Ann Louise Thaiss, Maggie Wheeler, Christine Wilson

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Moira Smiley Bristol, Vermont

Moira Smiley is a Singer / Composer. Touring & writing with the finest in various worlds of music, she brings clarity and visceral emotion to any song she sings. She accompanies herself on banjo, accordion, piano, and hand & body percussion. She's toured with Tune-Yards and Solas among many others. Moira recently sang with Tune-Yards on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. ... more

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