Candyman Blues

Lyrics: Mississippi John Hurt
Music: Mississippi John Hurt

A Mississippi John Hurt song sung by Larry Campbell with Phil Lesh and Friends in 2006. It segued into the Grateful Dead song Candyman

Well all you ladies gather round
The good sweet candyman's in town
He's the candyman
Oh he's the candyman

He got a stick of candy nine inch long
He sells as fast as a hog can chew on his corn
He's the candyman
Oh he's the candyman

I heard what Sister Johnson says
She likes to take a stick of candy to bed
He's the candyman
Oh he's the candyman

Don't stand too close to the candyman
He'll leave a big candy stick in your hand
It's the candyman
Oh it's the candyman

He sold some candy to sister Pat
The very next day she took all he had
It's the candyman
Oh it's the candyman

If you try his candy, good friend of mine
you sure will want it for a long long time
He's the candyman
Oh he's the candyman

His stick of candy don't melt away
It just gets better, so the ladies say
He's the candyman
Oh he's the candyman

Phil Lesh and Friends Digital Download Series

 


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