Bring Me A Little Water

Written by Bob Dylan
Recorded 4 June 1970 during the New Morning sessions, and released on Bootleg Series 10: Another Self Portrait (2013)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem

Piano song, so unpleasant guitar key, as usual. I suggest a capo on the third fret to be able to play it with C shape chords, but first or sixth fret are equally good alternatives (with D or A shapes, respectively).

Capo 3rd fret (sounding key Em major)


Dm7-5      xx0111 or x5656x
Sylvie is a good ol' girl
From Florida, so they say.
    C       C7        F     Dm7-5
She came up here last April
   C         G     C
To pass some time away.
Now, won't you bring me a little water, Sylvie?
Bring me a little water now
Bring me a little water, Sylvie
For my tired brow
Sylvie came here Wednesday
She came this morning by the light of the dawn
She comes up here now nearly all of the time
to see if she can carry on
Sylvie says she loves me
she says it all of the time
she always gets behind me
when the hill is too high to climb
She brings me milk and honey
Brings me slop and beans
brings me coconuts and candy
brings me turnip greens