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Written by Hunter/Garcia, and not to be confused with the Mississippi John Hurt song Candyman Blues

Lyrics By
Robert Hunter
Music By
Jerry Garcia
Lyrics

Come all you pretty women with your hair a-hanging down
Open up your windows, 'cause the Candyman's in town
Come on boys and gamble
Roll those laughing bones
Seven come eleven, boys, I'll take your money home

Look out, look out, the Candyman
Here he comes and he's gone again
Pretty lady ain't got no friend
Till the Candyman comes around again

I come in from Memphis where I leant to talk the jive
When I get back to Memphis, be one less man alive
Good morning, Mister Benson
I see you're doing well
If I had me a shotgun, I'd blow you straight to hell

Come on boys and wager, if you have got the mind
If you've got a dollar, boys, lay it on the line
Hand me my old guitar
Pass the whiskey round
Won't you tell everybody you meet that the Candyman's in townv

Look out, look out, the Candyman
Here he come and he's gone again
[repeat and fade]

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    Come all you pretty women with your hair a-hanging down
    Open up your windows, 'cause the Candyman's in town
    Come on boys and gamble
    Roll those laughing bones
    Seven come eleven, boys, I'll take your money home

    Look out, look out, the Candyman
    Here he comes and he's gone again
    Pretty lady ain't got no friend
    Till the Candyman comes around again

    I come in from Memphis where I leant to talk the jive
    When I get back to Memphis, be one less man alive
    Good morning, Mister Benson
    I see you're doing well
    If I had me a shotgun, I'd blow you straight to hell

    Come on boys and wager, if you have got the mind
    If you've got a dollar, boys, lay it on the line
    Hand me my old guitar
    Pass the whiskey round
    Won't you tell everybody you meet that the Candyman's in townv

    Look out, look out, the Candyman
    Here he come and he's gone again
    [repeat and fade]

    Written by Hunter/Garcia, and not to be confused with the Mississippi John Hurt song Candyman Blues