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.
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (recording, Mississippi John Hurt)
KEYWORDS: nonballad bawdy floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Darling-NAS, p. 298, "Candy Man Blues" (1 text)
Mississippi John Hurt "Candy Man Blues" (OKeh 8654, 1929 (rec. 1928); on MJHurt01, MJHurt02) (on MJHurt03); "Candy Man" (on MJHurt04)
cf. "Salty Dog" (assorted references)
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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