I'm The Ice Cream Man (Chicago-Blues)

Story Behind The Song

I wrote this song back in 1962 when I was working my first "job" as a bus boy in an ice cream parlor. I convinced the owner to let me perform on Sunday afternoons....so I wanted a signature song to play so I wrote this song...AGAIN, back in 1964. This song has had some very different attitudes. When I played it in the late 60's and 70's, it was a tribute to the street dealers who worked the street corners ... but things ARE MUCH different now. Anyway, I always met to do a studio version of the song with a Little Feat feel to it....and here it is. I hope you enjoy it. It is just fun and a good dance song! The song comes from my new CD, "Band In The Basement".

Song Description

Top Ten Blues Top Ten Blues - Chicago Top Ten Illinois Top Ten - Rock:Americana Top Ten - Male Vocals Top Ten - Mid Tempo #1 Rock #1 Rock-Americana #1 Illinois #1 Blues - Chicago #1 Blues

Song Length 3:56 Genre Blues - Chicago, Blues - Chicago
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Exultant, Cheerful Subject Dairy
Similar Artists Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan Language English
Era 1960 - 1969

Lyrics

"I'm The Ice Cream Man"
Words and Music by Chet Nichols *
Copyrights 1964/1997/2014 by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
www.chetnichols.net :: MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

VERSE 1.
I'm the ice cream man
I'll bring you ice cream delights
I'm the ice cream man
I'll bring you ice cream delights
Oh, the little ladies love me so
'Cause I'm the ice cream man

VERSE 2.
I've got every kind
Of tasty delight
I've got every kind
Of sweet and tasty delight
Oh, the little ladies love me so
'Cause I'm the ice cream man

CHORUS
I've got gooseberry, strawberry, blueberry, cranberry,
Black cherry, raspberry, huckleberry and Butter Pecan
I've got Banana split, Peppermint stick, Chocolate Chip,
Coconut whip, Caramel dip, Oreo chips and Butter Pecan
And if you want I'll put a little bit of whipped cream on it

MUSICAL BRIDGE

CHORUS
I've got gooseberry, strawberry, blueberry, cranberry,
Black cherry, raspberry, huckleberry and Butter Pecan
I've got Banana split, Peppermint stick, Chocolate Chip,
Coconut whip, Caramel dip, Oreo chips and Butter Pecan
And if you want I'll put a little bit of whipped cream on it

REPRISE
I'm the ice cream man
I'll bring you ice cream delights
I'm the ice cream man
I'll bring you ice cream delights
Oh, the little ladies love me so
'Cause I'm the ice cream man

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Copyright © ® by Chet Nichols ASCAP & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
All US and Global rights reserved. This song or any portion thereof (lyrics, music, samples, vocals) may not be reproduced in any form or media, distributed, transmitted, downloaded, shared or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publishers. For permission requests, write to the publisher at MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com or http://www.chetnichols.net, or addressed to:
"Attention: Permissions Coordinator," at the address below.
Chet Nichols, c/o Magic Garage Music, PO Box 2398, Northbrook, IL 60065

Quirky is good! This will get some attention.

Very cool and amusing piece. Really good vocal performance. Very different sound, like a really good mix of rock and honky-tonk. Cool instrumentation throughout.

I really like the Tele guitar tones. Passionate vocal and really cool backing vocals.

Good beat and rhythm. Original arrangement and harmonies. An ice cream man offering everything you could want is certainly one slant on love. Singer had good pitch and timing, could certainly be a good cabaret number. Hook and instrumentation well used throughout song.

Really fantastic song! Love it!!

Sounds great, just like it was recorded on vinyl about 45 years ago by session pros. Great song, stud nuts professional.

great guitar great engineering and vocals unique and well thought out

Pretty fun! Like your vocals.

You're awesome.

Love it.........great work......beautifully put together........tongue so far in your cheek its coming out the other side.......don't get much better than this.......

nice strong vocals, nice mix on music as well.

SUPER TOONE!--I LOVE IT!--HA HA!--great stuff!--great one to play LIVE!--anywhere--SUPER CHEERS!--thanxs--NJ.---YEAH!

Lyrics Chet Nichols Music Chet Nichols
Producer Chet Nichols Publisher Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
Performance Chet Nichols Label Magic Garage Music
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