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Thread #18927   Message #4144821
Posted By: Joe Offer
18-Jun-22 - 08:01 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Candy Man (Various Versions)
Subject: ADD: Candy Man (Van Ronk Version)
I think you're thinking about the 1964 Dave Van Ronk version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjJfi8FC9k4

CANDY MAN (from Van Ronk, 1964)

Candy man, salty dog
Candy man, salty dog
Candy man, salty dog
You won't be my candy man, I won't be your salty dog

Little red light, little green light
Little red light, little green light
Little red light, little green light
Stop on the red and you go on the green, don't you mess with Mr. Inbetween

Run and get the buggy, get the baby some beer, yeah, run and get the buggy, get the baby some beer
Run and get the buggy . . . yeah, go on, get outta here
Run and get the buggy, get the baby some beer
I'd do anything in this god-almighty world just to keep my candy man home

Ginger bread man, Santa Claus
Ginger bread man, Santa Claus
Ginger bread man, Santa Claus
Ginger bread man with raisins for his eyes, I'm gonna eat him just as quick as I can

Candy man, been here and gone
Candy man, been here and gone
Candy man, been here and gone
I wish I was in New Orleans, y'know, sittin' on a candy stand

It was more-or-less the same in 1981: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RghYYmpaaKI

Live in Monterey (date not shown): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrERTFxMrls

In 1971 lived in an apartment two blocks away from the Monterey County Fairgrounds, where so much wonderful music happened in the 1960s. By the time I was there, it was all gone.