Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sammy Davis, Jr: The Candy Man



Sammy Davis, Jr. performs at the Hohensyburg Casino in Dortmund, Germany, in 1985.

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Written by: Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Recorded: 1971
Released: 1972
Single: The Candy Man/I Want to be Happy
Label: MGM Records

This song was commissioned for Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, a 1971 film musical starring Gene Wilder (Willy Wonka), Jack Albertson (Grandpa Joe) and Peter Ostrum (Charlie Bucket), and directed by Mel Stuart. It was based on the book by Ronald Dahl, who also wrote the screenplay. It is a modern morality tale.

Along with Mr Bojangles, this became Sammy Davis, Jr's signature song.

Sammy Davis, Jr: Single with The Candy Man and I Want to be Happy on the flip side.
Source: Wikipedia
The Candy Man
by Leslie Bricusse &Anthony Newley

Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew
Cover it with choc'late and a miracle or two
The Candy Man, oh the Candy Man can
The Candy Man can 'cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good

Who can take a rainbow, wrap it in a sigh
Soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie
The Candy Man, the Candy Man can
The Candy Man can 'cause he mixes it with love and 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, dip it in a dream
Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream
The Candy Man, oh the Candy Man can
The Candy Man can 'cause he mixes it with love and 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, dip it in a dream
Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream
The Candy Man, the Candy Man can
The Candy Man can 'cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good
Yes, the Candy Man can 'cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good
a-Candy Man, a-Candy Man, a-Candy Man
Candy Man, a-Candy Man, a-Candy Man
Candy Man, a-Candy Man, a-Candy Man