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Lyr Req: I had a little candy store

GUEST,Mrr 30 Nov 05 - 09:09 AM
Sorcha 30 Nov 05 - 10:47 AM
GUEST,allan S. 30 Nov 05 - 11:03 AM
GUEST,riggy 30 Nov 05 - 12:10 PM
GUEST,Jill Tallmer 07 Jul 15 - 05:43 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: I had a little candy store
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 09:09 AM

I had a little candy store, business it was bad
So I asked (someone? My wife?) and this is what she said (pronounced to rhyme)... anybody know this song? Thanks,

-Mrr


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I had a little candy store
From: Sorcha
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 10:47 AM

Found this,
I had a little candy store,
Business was so bad,
I asked mine mama what to do,
This is what she said.
Take a little gasoline,
Put it on the floor.
Take a match,
Give a scratch,
Poof, no candy store.

Here:
http://shakti.trincoll.edu/~mendele/vol02/vol02.111
Interesting site.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I had a little candy store
From: GUEST,allan S.
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 11:03 AM

I learned it back in the 1950's at U-Conn folk song club.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I had a little candy store
From: GUEST,riggy
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 12:10 PM

sung to the tune of Hatikva, the Israeli national anthem, so I'd guess this falls into the anti-semitic genre'. Something about it makes me think it was written by someone jewish, so it's like using the N word in rap.   The chorus I've heard [ from Danny Kornbloom of
Catskill Mts NY ] runs:

Oy vey iz mere, no more candy store
Oy vey iz mere, boint it to da floor
Took out an insurance policy
Made my wife beneficiary
Bought a house in Miami
No more candy store

Riggy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I had a little candy store
From: GUEST,Jill Tallmer
Date: 07 Jul 15 - 05:43 PM

My mom just started singing this in the middle of a discussion about baseball and national anthems. She's about to turn 90. She was very excited to see that her song was Googleable. Thank you, Mudcat--especially for pointing out that "bad" rhymes with "said" in fake Yiddish. Mom sings it straight, so it never rhymed.


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