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CANDY MAN

Candy man been here and gone
Candy man been here and gone
Candy man, salty dog,
If you can't be my Candy man you can't be my salty dog.

Candy man, candy man,
Candy man, fattin hog,
Candy man, Santa Claus,
If you can't be my candy man, can't be my fattin hog.

Candy man,candy man,
Candy man, been here and gone,
Candy man, salty dog,
I wish I was in New Orleans, sitting on the candy stand.

Run get the pitcher, get the baby some beer, (6X)
I'd give anything in this god almighty world
To get my Candy man home.

Candy man, salty dog,
Candy man, fattin hog,
Candy man, salty dog,
If you can't be my Candy man
You can't be my man at all.

note: There's been a whole lot of discussion as to what "salty
dog" means (candy man seems fairly obvious). Lomax states that
in roughly translates to "outstanding individual." In Brooklyn,
back in the 40s, it meant oral sex. RG

From Rev. Gary Davis/Blues Guitar, Oak Publications, by Stefan Grossman.
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