“Candy Man”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (recording, Mississippi John Hurt)
Keywords: nonballad bawdy floatingverses
Found in: US(SE)

Description

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.

Notes

Neither text nor melody of this is fixed; it may not be one song (but with blues, who can really tell?). - RBW

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References

  1. Darling-NAS, p. 298, "Candy Man Blues" (1 text)
  2. DT, SALTYDOG
  3. BI, DarNS298