With Booker T on organ, the first time Stax let him use it. First as B-side of Formula Of Love. Songs with a water shortage topic apparently failed to make it on the R&B charts in the early sixties.
Bob Dylan [part of the lyrics of West Texas on Live At The Gaslight]
Byrds [vocal: Gram Parsons]
Fred Neil [also with Gram Parsons]
Brian Eno [in film Married To The Mob]
Ruthie Foster [with William Bell]
No connection with the moralistic You Never Miss The Water Till The Well Runs Dry (Howard), published in 1874, popularized by The Bryant Minstrels, cut by The Mills Brothers ('44) and parodied as You Never Miss The Lager Till The Keg Runs Dry.