Roald Dahl

(13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990 / Cardiff / Wales)

Candy Man - Poem by Roald Dahl

Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew
Cover it in chocolate and a miracle or two
The candy man, 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 strawberry–lemon pie
The candy man?
The candy man, the candy man can
The candy man can 'cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good

Willy Wonka makes everything he bakes
Satisfying and delicious
Talk about your childhood wishes
You can even eat the dishes

Who can take tomorrow, dip it in a dream
Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream
The candy man, Willy Wonka can, the candy man can
The candy man can 'cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good

And the world tastes good'
Cause the candy man thinks it should


Comments about Candy Man by Roald Dahl

  • (9/6/2019 10:27:00 AM)

    This poem is in fact the lyrics to the song " Candy Man" which was featured in Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but it was not written by Roald Dahl. The lyrics were written by Anthony Newley. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/12/2019 5:01:00 AM)

    amazing
    outstanding
    fabulous
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  • Shaun Cronick (7/9/2019 5:23:00 PM)

    Roald is a master of prose (Report)Reply

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  • (2/19/2019 11:06:00 PM)

    Thx I will perform it (Report)Reply

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  • (12/28/2018 7:12:00 AM)

    How do you think a poem (Report)Reply

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  • (12/13/2018 1:19:00 PM)

    This is a really good poem and i think that roald dahl has worked very hard to achieve this level. i absolutely loved it and i am at a loss for words as it is so good. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/1/2018 4:00:00 AM)

    This is a very short poem so it is really good for E S B (Report)Reply

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  • (6/23/2018 2:40:00 PM)

    I love this poem and I will be performing it soon so thx🦋 (Report)Reply

    (11/8/2018 11:25:00 PM)

    Is your last name long

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  • (5/11/2018 2:59:00 PM)

    is he gay lol (Report)Reply

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  • (4/8/2018 1:29:00 AM)

    Amazing brillian
    T good
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  • (2/17/2016 9:58:00 AM)

    Nice poem,makes me fall in love with candy man.....lol (Report)Reply

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  • (1/10/2016 7:59:00 PM)

    ........very nicely penned...a sweet write ★ (Report)Reply

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  • (11/18/2011 3:51:00 AM)

    This isn't a Roald Dahl poem, see excerpt from Wikipedia.

    'The Candy Man' (or alternately, 'The Candy Man Can') is a song from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. It was written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley specifically for the film and does not appear in the original book or the 2005 film adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, February 16, 2015


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