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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
GUEST,vivian billick 19 Nov 22 - 03:12 PM
GerryM 19 Nov 22 - 04:00 PM
Joe Offer 20 Nov 22 - 03:37 AM
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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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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I had a little candy store
From: GUEST,vivian billick
Date: 19 Nov 22 - 03:12 PM

i learned this song at a jewish camp in the laurentians north of montreal
    once i had a candy store
    business was so bad
    i asked a man what to do
    this is what he said
    take a can of gasoline
    spill it on the floor
    take a match
    make a scratch
    no more candy store
    hey, candy store, candy store
    no more candy store !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I had a little candy store
From: GerryM
Date: 19 Nov 22 - 04:00 PM

I'm sure I've seen another, longer thread about this song elsewhere on this site. Maybe the two could be combined, or at any rate linked to each other.


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: I had a little candy store
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Nov 22 - 03:37 AM

Next time we see Riggy at the Mudcat Singaround, we need to ask him to sing this.


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