• 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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Re: New lyric --- Sylvie Brought Us Water
Reply #1 on: April 24, 2021, 00:35:26
@smajor  - good to see a new lyric from you here on the Songwriter Forum Kitchen!
I did a quick sketch
https://soundcloud.com/oorlab/sylvie-brought-the-water-stan-major/s-tfxVIsfySCr
feedback welcome. May be the lyrics are not topical anymore.


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Re: New lyric --- Sylvie Brought Us Water
Reply #2 on: April 24, 2021, 01:06:37
Hi Dick,

Excellent! Exactly what I was looking for :) How soon can you get a finished version put together?

As long as there are Republicans this song will be relevant :)

Later,
Stan



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Re: New lyric --- Sylvie Brought Us Water
Reply #3 on: April 24, 2021, 19:58:49
@smajor  - Hi Stan - if you type @oorlab - I will see that you mention me.
if you coudl find an interested person to sing, I could make an instrumental backing track this week.


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Re: New lyric --- Sylvie Brought Us Water
Reply #4 on: April 24, 2021, 20:09:56
Hi @oorlab ,

Yeah. My kitchen skills are a bit rusty.

Please do go ahead and make an instrumental backing track. Along with a reference vocal. I'll start flogging it and see who I can find.

I should note that I'm not going to try to get any money for this. It'll be public domain. If this is a problem for you let me know.

Later,
Stan



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