Bring Me Little Water, Silvy

Program Notes:

Huddie William Ledbetter (1888 – 1949) wrote some of the most beloved American songs while he performed and wrote in his own folk blues style. He recorded for the Lomax Collections, and became famous with the lefty folk movement of the 1930s and 1940s. This song was said to have been written about his Uncle and Uncle’s wife, Silvy – this version takes much of its musical choices from Sweet Honey in the Rock’s version. Body percussion is adapted from choreography of Evie Ladin.

Conductor Notes:

SSAA a cappella with body percussion. Really fun to learn and perform! A gutsy and lighthearted favourite.


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