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I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl
1931 Tim Brymn, Dally Small, Clarence Williams
Originally recorded by Bessie Smith in 1931 as "I Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl".

Recording sessions
1962: New York
 
 
1966 October 19 - 1967 January 5: New York RCA Manhattan B
I want a little sugar in my bowl
I want a little sweetness down in my soul
I could stand some loving oh so bad
 
 
1967 April: Paris (FR) ORTF Tilt Magazine
 
1970: USA
 
1973 July 28: New York Philarmonic Hall
I want a little sugar in my bowl
I want a little sweetness down in my soul
I could stand some loving oh so bad
I feel so funny I feel so sad

I want a little steam on my clothes
Maybe I can fix things up so they'll go
What's the matter daddy
Come on save my soul

Drop a little sugar in my bowl
I ain't fooling
Little sugar in my bowl

Bessie Smith you know

I knew that would get you

Little sugar in my bowl
Little sweetness down in my soul
You've been actin strangely
I've been told

Move me daddy
I need some sugar in my bowl
I need some steam on my clothes
Maybe I can fix things up so they'll go
So they'll go so they'll go
So they'll go oh
What's the matter daddy
Come on save my soul

I ain't finished yet
Sugar sugar in my bowl
I need some loving oh so bad
I feel so helpless I feel so sad

Some steam on my clothes
If you let me I'll make things go
What's the matter
Come on save my soul

Drop in in my bowl
I ain't fooling
Drop a little sugar yeah in my bowl

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
1985: USA Theatre tour
I want a little sugar in my bowl
I want a little sweetness down in my soul
I could stand some loving oh so bad
 
 
1987: Hollywood (US-CA) Vine Street Bar and Grill
I want a little sugar in my bowl
I want a little sweetness down in my soul
I could stand some loving oh so bad
 
 
1988 May 6: Hamburg (DE) Fabrik
 
1988 September 20: Barcelona (ES) Mercat del Born
 
1990 April 10: Paris (FR) Olympia
 
1997 December 18: Warsaw (PL) Kongresowa Hall
 
2000 April 13-14: São Paulo (BR) Via Funchal
 
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