• New lyric --- Sylvie Brought Us Water
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New lyric --- Sylvie Brought Us Water
on: March 28, 2021, 19:22:46

This is a mash-up of topical events, an old Leadbelly song, and the title line of a song written by Jimmie Rodgers and Elsie McWilliams.

This is a lyric of protest that I'd like to see set to music ASAP... which is why I'm sharing it here.

   Sylvie Brought The Water

Been standin' in this line in Georgia
just tryin' to cast my vote...
been standin' here for ten long hours...
got a desert in my throat.

Reminds me of an old old song
so I begin to sing...
people start singin' with me...
we're makin' freedom ring.

"Bring us little water, Sylvie
Bring us little water now
Bring us little water, Sylvie
Every little once in a while"

Well Sylvie brought the water.
The Gov'ner say, "Nohow!"
Sylvie brought us water.
Sylvie's in the jailhouse now.

Been standin' in this line in Georgia
just tryin' to cast my vote...
been standin' here for ten long hours...
got a desert in my throat.

"Bring us little water Sylvie
Bring us little water now
Bring us little water Sylvie
Every little once in a while"

Well Sylvie brought the water.
The Gov'ner say, "Nohow!"
Sylvie brought us water.
Sylvie's in the jailhouse now.
I'm a lyricist seeking music writers to work with.



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