Hey Candy Man

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: GREET/HEY/HOWDY

Candies, Jars, Candy Jars

Jack has asked me why I picked this song – “The Candy Man” recorded by Sammy Davis Jr. I don’t know why it popped into my head. Jack thinks it’s a bit of a creepy song. But I don’t think it was originally. I remember watching it at the start of “Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory” and it all seemed wonderful – I mean as a child – a musical number based in a sweetshop – it was just the stuff of dreams!

But yes…there is a creepiness fifty? years later I give Jack that. It’s not just the collateral dental damage that sweet shops have caused – there is more to this familiar story of baiting people young and old with their desires! Oooh it gives me the creeps now I am thinking about it.

Still, lets put that all aside – and pretend we are eight – and that there is no evil – and we are singing and dancing in the sweetshop of our dreams!

Candy Man, hey Candy Man
Alright everybody, gather around
The Candy Man is here
What kind of candy do you want?
Sweet chocolate? Chocolate walnut candy?
Gum drops? Anything you want
You’ve come to the right man because
I’m the Candy Man

Who can take a sunrise?
(Who can take a sunrise?)
Sprinkle it with dew
(Sprinkle it with dew)
Cover it with chocolate and a miracle or two

The Candy Man (the candy man)
The Candy Man can (the candy man can)
The Candy Man can ’cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good
(Makes the world taste good)

Who can take the rainbow?
(Who can take the rainbow?)
Wrap it in a sigh
(Wrap it in a sigh)
Soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie

The Candy Man (the candy man)
The Candy Man can (the candy man can)
The Candy Man can ’cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good
(Makes the world taste good)

The Candy Man makes everything he bakes
Satisfying and delicious
Now, you talk about your childhood wishes
You can even eat the dishes

Oh, who can take tomorrow?
(Who can take tomorrow?)
Dip it in a dream
(Dip it in a dream)
Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream

The Candy Man (the candy man)
The Candy Man can (the candy man can)
The Candy Man can ’cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good
(Makes the world taste good)

The Candy Man makes everything he bakes
Satisfying and delicious
Talk about your childhood wishes
You can even eat the dishes

Yeah, yeah, yeah, who can take tomorrow?
(Who can take tomorrow?)
Dip it in a dream
(Dip it in a dream)
Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream

The Candy Man (the candy man)
The Candy Man can (the candy man can)
The Candy Man can ’cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good
(Makes the world taste good)

Yes, the Candy Man can ’cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good
(Makes the world taste good)

A candy man, a candy man, a candy man
Makes the world taste good
A candy man, a candy man, a candy man
Makes the world taste good
A candy man, a candy man

Written By: Leslie Bricusse and Anthony George Newley

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