Earliest date: 1928 (recording, Mississippi John Hurt)
Found in: US(SE)
Blues, often bawdy, about the exploits of the Candy Man. The candy man's candy almost certainly gets its possessors in trouble, but many still seek it.
Neither text nor melody of this is fixed; it may not be one song (but with blues, who can really tell?). - RBW
- Mississippi John Hurt "Candy Man Blues" (OKeh 8654, 1929 [rec. 1928]; on MJHurt01, MJHurt02) (on MJHurt03)
- Darling-NAS, p. 298, "Candy Man Blues" (1 text)
- DT, SALTYDOG
- BI, DarNS298