Ice Cream Man

Studio CD: Rock 'n' Roll With The Modern Lovers, Rock 'n' Roll With The Modern Lovers +1
Single: Egyptian Reggae/Ice Cream Man, South American Folk Song/Ice Cream Man, Ice Cream Man/Ice Cream Man (live)
Live CD: Modern Lovers Live
Compilation: Mega 20 Track Album, The Beserkely Years, 23 Great Recordings, Radio On, Buzz Buzz Buzz, Roadrunner Roadrunner
Other: Home of the Hits
Radio Bootleg: Paradiso 1977, Live In Sweden 1978, Herentals, The College Rock Hour, West Side Club, Helsinki, Shauberg, Turin
Live Bootleg: Town Hall 1976, The Cellar Door, The Boarding House, New York University, The Paradise 1977, The Quiet Knight Club 1978, Gaspars 1979 (2), The International House, Live In New York 1980, The Roxy, Left Bank 1981, Bookies, My Father's Place, The Peppermint Lounge, The Bottom Line, The Other End, The Rex Club, Mississippi Nights, Lone Star Cafe, Jonathan Swifts, Reed College, The Bottom Line 1983, Elephant Fayre, Torino 1985, Heartbreak Club 1985, Live at the Riverside, The Rex Club 1985, San Giuliano Milanese, Barcelona 1986, San Fran 1986, Mezzago, Mean Fiddler, New Morning, Sesto Calende 1991, Nuremberg
Rock 'n' Roll With The Modern Lovers

Chords

Hi there everybody

we're the modern lovers

we're gonna sing about the ice cream man for ya


A F#m D E

A F#m D E

         A         F#m             D            E

Well now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
A           F#m                       D                E
I heard your truck outside, (ice cream man) it's really neat
A        F#m             D            E
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
A          F#m          D    E        A
Your little chimes, they reel and they rock


A        F#m             D              E
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell (ding ding)
A       F#m                        D                    E
Play the music (ice cream ) I've ( man) learned to love so well (ding ding)
A       F#m              D              E
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
A     F#m   D   E  A
In the afternoon so fine


D                        Dm
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
A
I heard your truck today, it was a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
D                        Dm
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block now,
E
Your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)


A            F#m              D            E
Now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
A          F#m                         D         E
Your little truck, you know, (ice cream man) is a-neat, neat
A            F#m             D            E
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
A          F#m                  D    E        A
I heard your chimes, I know they reel and they rock



A F#m D E

A F#m D E

A F#m D E

A F#m D E A

D                        Dm
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) on my street
A  
Your little truck, you know, is a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
D                        Dm
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
E
Your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)


A        F#m             D            E
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
A             F#m                          D           E
You heard your truck today, it's (ice cream man ) neat, neat
A        F#m             D              E
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
F#m     Dm           A F#m D E A
  In the afternoon so fine



One more time


A        F#m             D              E
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
A       F#m                   D               E
Play the music I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
A        F#m             D              E
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
F#m   Dm            A F#m D E A
In the afternoon so fine

Chords (alternate version)

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Song title:       Ice Cream Man
Original Album:	  Rock 'n' Roll With The Modern Lovers

Words and Music by Jonathan Richman
Copyright © 1976 Sanctuary Records Limited
Published by Modern Love Records

Transcribed by Gavin Chart (contactus@gartfrets.net)


Notes:
The basic figure for the intro and verses is A - F#m - D - E, each chord
Strummed as 1-2  3-4, thus:

V down-strum
A up-strum


    Va AV   VA AV   VA AV   VA AV

    A       F#m     D       E
|---0/-//---2/-//---2/-//---0/-//---|
|---2/-//---2/-//---3/-//---0/-//---|
|---2/-//---2/-//---2/-//---1/-//---|
|---2/-//---4/-//---0/-//---2/-//---|
|---0/-//---4/-//---x-------2/-//---|
|---X-------2/-//---x-------0/-//---|



Intro:   A  F#m  D  E   [x2]


Verse:
          A           F#m             D            E
Well now,   ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
A              F#m                       D                E
  I heard your truck outside, (ice cream man) it's really neat
A           F#m             D            E
  Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
A             F#m          D             E
  Your little chimes, they reel and they rock


Verse:
A           F#m             D              E
  Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell (ding ding)
A          F#m              D                              E
  Play the music (ice cream ...) I've (... man) learned to love so well (ding ding)
A           F#m             D              E
  Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
A        F#m   D      E
  In the afternoon so fine.


Chorus:
D                           Dm
  Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
A 
  I heard your truck today, it was a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
D                           Dm
  Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block now,
E
  Your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)


Verse:
Now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
Your little truck, you know, (ice cream man) is a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I heard your chimes, I know they reel and they rock


[Guitar SOLO over basic chord figure]   [x4]


Chorus:
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) on my street
Your little truck, you know, is a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
Your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)


Verse:
A           F#m             D                    E
  Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
A                F#m                          D           E
  You heard your truck today, it's (ice cream man ) neat, neat
A           F#m             D              E
  Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
F#m        Dm           A F#m   D-E-A
    In the afternoon so fine.


One more time...


Verse:
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play the music I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
F#m        Dm           A F#m   D-E-A
    In the afternoon so fine


Chords:
A    x02220
F#m  244222
D    xx0232
E    022100
Dm   xx0231

Chordpro

Hi there everybody
we're the modern lovers
we're gonna sing about the ice cream man for ya

[A][F#m][D][E]
[A][F#m][D][E]

Well now, [A] ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) upon my [E] street
[A] I heard your [F#m] truck outside, (ice cream [D] man) it's really [E] neat
[A] Ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) upon my [E] block
[A] Your little [F#m] chimes, they [D] reel [E] and they [A] rock

[A] Ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) ring your [E] bell (ding ding)
[A] Play the [F#m] music (ice cream ) I've [D] ( man) learned to [E] love so well (ding ding)
[A] Ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) ring your [E] chimes (ding ding)
[A] In the [F#m] after[D]noon [E] so [A] fine

[D] Ice cream man, (ice cream [Dm] man) upon my street
[A] I heard your truck today, it was a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
[D] Ice cream man, (ice cream [Dm] man) upon my block now,
[E] Your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)

[A] Now, ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) upon my [E] street
[A] Your little [F#m] truck, you know, (ice cream [D] man) is a-[E]neat, neat
[A] And ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) upon my [E] block,
[A] I heard your [F#m] chimes, I know they [D] reel [E] and they [A] rock

[A][F#m][D][E]
[A][F#m][D][E]
[A][F#m][D][E]
[A][F#m][D][E][A]

[D] Ice cream man, (ice cream [Dm] man) on my street
[A] Your little truck, you know, is a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
[D] Ice cream man, (ice cream [Dm] man) upon my block,
[E] Your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)

[A] Ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) upon my [E] street,
[A] You heard your [F#] truck today, it's (ice cream [D] man ) neat, [E] neat
[A] Ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) ring your [E] chimes
[F#m] In the [Dm] afternoon so [A][F#m][D][E][A] fine

One more time

[A] Ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) ring your [E] bell, (ding ding)
[A] Play the [F#] music I've (ice cream [D] man) learned to [E] love (ding ding)
[A] Ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) ring your [E] chimes (ding ding)
[F#m] In the [Dm] afternoon so [A][F#m][D][E][A] fine

Lyrics

Hi there everybody
we're the modern lovers
we're gonna sing about the ice cream man for ya

Well now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I heard your truck outside, (ice cream man) it's really neat
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
Your little chimes, they reel and they rock

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell (ding ding)
Play the music (ice cream ) I've ( man) learned to love so well (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
In the afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I heard your truck today, it was a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block now,
Your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)

Now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
Your little truck, you know, (ice cream man) is a-neat, neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I heard your chimes, I know they reel and they rock

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) on my street
Your little truck, you know, is a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
Your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
You heard your truck today, it's (ice cream man ) neat, neat
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
In the afternoon so fine

One more time

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play the music I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
In the afternoon so fine

Buzz Buzz Buzz

Chords

A F#m D E
A F#m D E
A F#m D E
A F#m D E

A        F#m             D            E
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
A          F#m                       D                E
I love your truck outside, (ice cream man) it's really neat
A            F#m             D            E
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
A          F#m              D    E   A
I love your chimes sir, they reel and rock


A            F#m             D                     E
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell (ding ding)
A           F#m                             D                  E
And play the music (ice cream ) that I've ( man) grown to love (ding ding)
A            F#m             D                      E
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring those chimes for me (ding ding)
A      F#m  D    E  A 
On this afternoon so fine


D                            Dm
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
A
I love your truck you know that it's, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
D                             Dm
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
E
I love your chimes (your chimes they reel and rock)


A             F#m             D            E
And, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
A          F#m                             D                           E
I love your truck, you know that (ice cream man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
A             F#m             D            E
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
A          F#m              D    E        A
I love your chimes sir, they reel and they rock


A F#m D E
A F#m D E
A F#m D E
A F#m D E A

D                                 Dm
Well now ice cream man, (ice cream man) on my street
A
I've loved your truck for years, it's that neat
D                            Dm
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
E
I love your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)


A                F#              D            E
And now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
A          F#m                             D                            E
I love your truck, you know that (ice cream man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
A           F#m              D            E
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
A          F#m          D    E   A
I love your chimes, they reel and rock


A           F#                             D              E
Now ice cream man, I want you to (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
A            F#                         D               E
And play this music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
A           F#               D                     E
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
F#m    Dm                  A F#m D E A
On the afternoon that's so fine


A               F#              D              E
Please ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
A                 F#                         D             E
We're singin about music that I've (ice cream man) grown to love (ding ding)
A            F#              D                     E
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
F#m   Dm                   A F#m D E A
On the afternoon that's so fine



[One more time]


A              F#               D              E
Please ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
A                 F#                         D               E
We're singin about music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
A            F#              D                     E
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
F#m    Dm                   A F#m D E A
On this afternoon that's so fine


A         F#              D              E
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
A          F#                         D               E
And sing of music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
A            F#              D                     E
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
F#m           Dm                       A F#m D E A
On this pretty afternoon cause it's so fine



[You like the ice cream man?]


A         F#                            D              E
See ice cream man, I want you to (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
A                F#                       D      E
We're talking about something that (ice cream man) I love (ding ding)
A            F#              D                     E
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
F#m           Dm                       A F#m D E A
On this pretty afternoon cause it's so fine


A            F#              D                   E
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring both your bells, (ding ding)
A             F#                            D               E
And sing about something that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
A            F#              D                     E
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
F#m           Dm                       A F#m D E A
On this pretty afternoon cause it's so fine

Chordpro

[A][F#m][D][E]
[A][F#m][D][E]
[A][F#m][D][E]
[A][F#m][D][E]

[A] ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) upon my [E] street
[A] I love your [F#m] truck outside, (ice cream [D] man) it's really [E] neat
[A] now ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) upon my [E] block
[A] I love your [F#m] chimes sir, they [D] reel [E] and [A] rock

[A] now ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring your [E] bell (ding ding)
[A] and play the [F#m] music (ice cream ) that I've [D] ( man) grown to [E] love (ding ding)
[A] now ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring those [E] chimes for me (ding ding)
[A] on this [F#m] after[D]noon [E] so [A] fine

[D] now ice cream man, (ice cream [Dm] man) upon my street
[A] I love your truck you know that it's, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
[D] well ice cream man, (ice cream [Dm] man) upon my block,
[E] I love your chimes (your chimes they reel and rock)

[A] and, ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) upon my [E] street
[A] I love your [F#m] truck, you know that (ice cream [D] man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-[E]neat n
[A] well ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) upon my [E] block,
[A] I love your [F#m] chimes sir, they [D] reel [E] and they [A] rock

[A][F#m][D][E]
[A][F#m][D][E]
[A][F#m][D][E]
[A][F#m][D][E][A]

[D] well now ice cream man, (ice cream [Dm] man) on my street
[A] I've loved your truck for years, it's that neat
[D] and ice cream man, (ice cream [Dm] man) upon my block,
[E] I love your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)

[A] and now ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) upon my [E] street,
[A] I love your [F#m] truck, you know that (ice cream [D] man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-[E]neat
[A] and ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) upon my [E] block
[A] I love your [F#m] chimes, they [D] reel [E] and [A] rock

[A] now ice cream [F#] man, I want you to (ice cream [D] man) ring your [E] bell, (ding ding)
[A] and play this [F#] music that I've (ice cream [D] man) learned to [E] love (ding ding)
[A] and ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring your [E] chimes (ding ding)
[F#m] on the [Dm] afternoon that's so [A][F#m][D][E][A] fine

[A] please ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) ring your [E] bell, (ding ding)
[A] we're singin about [F#] music that I've (ice cream [D] man) grown to [E] love (ding ding)
[A] and ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring your [E] chimes (ding ding)
[F#m] on the [Dm] afternoon that's so [A][F#m][D][E][A] fine

one more time

[A] please ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) ring your [E] bell, (ding ding)
[A] we're singin about [F#] music that I've (ice cream [D] man) learned to [E] love (ding ding)
[A] now ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring your [E] chimes (ding ding)
[F#m] on this [Dm] afternoon that's so [A][F#m][D][E][A] fine

well [A] ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) ring your [E] bell, (ding ding)
[A] and sing of [F#] music that I've (ice cream [D] man) learned to [E] love (ding ding)
[A] and ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring your [E] chimes (ding ding)
[F#m] on this pretty [Dm] afternoon cause it's so [A][F#m][D][E][A] fine

you like the ice cream man?

see [A] ice cream [F#] man, I want you to (ice cream [D] man) ring your [E] bell, (ding ding)
[A] we're takin about [F#] somethin that (ice cream [D] man) I [E] love (ding ding)
[A] now ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring your [E] chimes (ding ding)
[F#m] on this pretty [Dm] afternoon cause it's so [A][F#m][D][E][A] fine

[A] now ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) ring both your [E] bells, (ding ding)
[A] and sing about [F#] somethin that I've (ice cream [D] man) learned to [E] love (ding ding)
[A] now ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring your [E] chimes (ding ding)
[F#m] on this pretty [Dm] afternoon cause it's so [A][F#m][D][E][A] fine

Lyrics

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck outside, (ice cream man) it's really neat
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes sir, they reel and rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music (ice cream ) that I've ( man) grown to love (ding ding)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring those chimes for me (ding ding)
On this afternoon so fine

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck you know that it's, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes (your chimes they reel and rock)

And, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck, you know that (ice cream man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes sir, they reel and they rock

Well now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I've loved your truck for years, it's that neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)

And now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
I love your truck, you know that (ice cream man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, they reel and they rock

Now ice cream man, I want you to (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
And play this music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On the afternoon that's so fine

Please ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
We're singing about music that I've (ice cream man) grown to love (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On the afternoon that's so fine

[One more time]

Please ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
We're singing about music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this afternoon that's so fine

Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
And sing of music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this pretty afternoon cause it's so fine

[You like the ice cream man?]

See, ice cream man, I want you to (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
We're taking about something that (ice cream man) I love (ding ding)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this pretty afternoon cause it's so fine

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring both your bells, (ding ding)
And sing about something that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this pretty afternoon cause it's so fine

Modern Lovers Live

Chords

A F#m D E
A F#m D E
A F#m D E
A F#m D E

A        F#m             D            E
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
A          F#m                       D                E
I love your truck outside, (ice cream man) it's really neat
A            F#m             D            E
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
A          F#m              D    E   A
I love your chimes sir, they reel and rock


A            F#m             D                     E
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell (ding ding)
A           F#m                             D                  E
And play the music (ice cream ) that I've ( man) grown to love (ding ding)
A            F#m             D                      E
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring those chimes for me (ding ding)
A      F#m  D    E  A 
On this afternoon so fine


D                            Dm
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
A
I love your truck you know that it's, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
D                             Dm
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
E
I love your chimes (your chimes they reel and rock)


A             F#m             D            E
And, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
A          F#m                             D                           E
I love your truck, you know that (ice cream man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
A             F#m             D            E
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
A          F#m              D    E        A
I love your chimes sir, they reel and they rock


A F#m D E
A F#m D E
A F#m D E
A F#m D E A

D                                 Dm
Well now ice cream man, (ice cream man) on my street
A
I've loved your truck for years, it's that neat
D                            Dm
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
E
I love your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)


A                F#              D            E
And now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
A          F#m                             D                            E
I love your truck, you know that (ice cream man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
A           F#m              D            E
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
A          F#m          D    E   A
I love your chimes, they reel and rock


A           F#                             D              E
Now ice cream man, I want you to (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
A            F#                         D               E
And play this music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
A           F#               D                     E
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
F#m    Dm                  A F#m D E A
On the afternoon that's so fine


A               F#              D              E
Please ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
A                 F#                         D             E
We're singing about music that I've (ice cream man) grown to love (ding ding)
A            F#              D                     E
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
F#m   Dm                   A F#m D E A
On the afternoon that's so fine



[One more time]


A              F#               D              E
Please ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
A                 F#                         D               E
We're singing about music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
A            F#              D                     E
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
F#m    Dm                   A F#m D E A
On this afternoon that's so fine


A         F#              D              E
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
A          F#                         D               E
And sing of music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
A            F#              D                     E
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
F#m           Dm                       A F#m D E A
On this pretty afternoon cause it's so fine



[You like the ice cream man?]


A         F#                            D              E
See ice cream man, I want you to (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
A                F#                       D      E
We're taking about something that (ice cream man) I love (ding ding)
A            F#              D                     E
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
F#m           Dm                       A F#m D E A
On this pretty afternoon cause it's so fine


A            F#              D                   E
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring both your bells, (ding ding)
A             F#                            D               E
And sing about something that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
A            F#              D                     E
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
F#m           Dm                       A F#m D E A
On this pretty afternoon cause it's so fine



[Thank you very much, our next song is gonna be one about 

One more time!]


A            F#              D                     E
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell, (ding ding)
A                 F#                         D               E
We're singing about music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love so well (ding ding)
A            F#              D                     E
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
F#m   Dm                   A F#m D E A
On the afternoon that's so fine



[Real slow]


A        F#              D              E
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
A                 F#                            D             E
We're singing about something that I've (ice cream man) grown to love (ding ding)
A           F#              D                     E
So ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
F#m            Dm                         A F#m D E A
On this magical afternoon you see it's so fine



No!

Chordpro

[A][F#m][D][E]
[A][F#m][D][E]
[A][F#m][D][E]
[A][F#m][D][E]

[A] ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) upon my [E] street
[A] I love your [F#m] truck outside, (ice cream [D] man) it's really [E] neat
[A] now ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) upon my [E] block
[A] I love your [F#m] chimes sir, they [D] reel [E] and [A] rock

[A] now ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring your [E] bell (ding ding)
[A] and play the [F#m] music (ice cream ) that I've [D] ( man) grown to [E] love (ding ding)
[A] now ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring those [E] chimes for me (ding ding)
[A] on this [F#m] after[D]noon [E] so [A] fine

[D] now ice cream man, (ice cream [Dm] man) upon my street
[A] I love your truck you know that it's, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
[D] well ice cream man, (ice cream [Dm] man) upon my block,
[E] I love your chimes (your chimes they reel and rock)

[A] and, ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) upon my [E] street
[A] I love your [F#m] truck, you know that (ice cream [D] man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-[E]neat n
[A] well ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) upon my [E] block,
[A] I love your [F#m] chimes sir, they [D] reel [E] and they [A] rock

[A][F#m][D][E]
[A][F#m][D][E]
[A][F#m][D][E]
[A][F#m][D][E][A]

[D] well now ice cream man, (ice cream [Dm] man) on my street
[A] I've loved your truck for years, it's that neat
[D] and ice cream man, (ice cream [Dm] man) upon my block,
[E] I love your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)

[A] and now ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) upon my [E] street,
[A] I love your [F#m] truck, you know that (ice cream [D] man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-[E]neat
[A] and ice cream [F#m] man, (ice cream [D] man) upon my [E] block
[A] I love your [F#m] chimes, they [D] reel [E] and [A] rock

[A] now ice cream [F#] man, I want you to (ice cream [D] man) ring your [E] bell, (ding ding)
[A] and play this [F#] music that I've (ice cream [D] man) learned to [E] love (ding ding)
[A] and ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring your [E] chimes (ding ding)
[F#m] on the [Dm] afternoon that's so [A][F#m][D][E][A] fine

[A] please ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) ring your [E] bell, (ding ding)
[A] we're singin about [F#] music that I've (ice cream [D] man) grown to [E] love (ding ding)
[A] and ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring your [E] chimes (ding ding)
[F#m] on the [Dm] afternoon that's so [A][F#m][D][E][A] fine

one more time

[A] please ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) ring your [E] bell, (ding ding)
[A] we're singin about [F#] music that I've (ice cream [D] man) learned to [E] love (ding ding)
[A] now ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring your [E] chimes (ding ding)
[F#m] on this [Dm] afternoon that's so [A][F#m][D][E][A] fine

well [A] ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) ring your [E] bell, (ding ding)
[A] and sing of [F#] music that I've (ice cream [D] man) learned to [E] love (ding ding)
[A] and ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring your [E] chimes (ding ding)
[F#m] on this pretty [Dm] afternoon cause it's so [A][F#m][D][E][A] fine

you like the ice cream man?

see [A] ice cream [F#] man, I want you to (ice cream [D] man) ring your [E] bell, (ding ding)
[A] we're takin about [F#] somethin that (ice cream [D] man) I [E] love (ding ding)
[A] now ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring your [E] chimes (ding ding)
[F#m] on this pretty [Dm] afternoon cause it's so [A][F#m][D][E][A] fine

[A] now ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) ring both your [E] bells, (ding ding)
[A] and sing about [F#] somethin that I've (ice cream [D] man) learned to [E] love (ding ding)
[A] now ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring your [E] chimes (ding ding)
[F#m] on this pretty [Dm] afternoon cause it's so [A][F#m][D][E][A] fine

thank you very much, our next song is gonna be one about
One more time!

[A] now ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring your [E] bell, (ding ding)
[A] we're singin about [F#] music that I've (ice cream [D] man) learned to [E] love so well (ding ding)
[A] and ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring your [E] chimes (ding ding)
[F#m] on the [Dm] afternoon that's so [A][F#m][D][E][A] fine

real slow

[A] ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) ring your [E] bell, (ding ding)
[A] we're singin about [F#] somethin that I've (ice cream [D] man) grown to [E] love (ding ding)
[A] so ice cream [F#] man, (ice cream [D] man) please ring your [E] chimes (ding ding)
[F#m] on this magical [Dm] afternoon you see it's so [A][F#m][D][E][A] fine

no!

Lyrics

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck outside, (ice cream man) it's really neat
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes sir, they reel and rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music (ice cream ) that I've ( man) grown to love (ding ding)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring those chimes for me (ding ding)
On this afternoon so fine

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck you know that it's, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes (your chimes they reel and rock)

And, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck, you know that (ice cream man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes sir, they reel and they rock

Well now ice cream man, (ice cream man) on my street
I've loved your truck for years, it's that neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)

And now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
I love your truck, you know that (ice cream man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, they reel and rock

Now ice cream man, I want you to (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
And play this music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On the afternoon that's so fine

Please ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
We're singin about music that I've (ice cream man) grown to love (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On the afternoon that's so fine

[One more time]

Please ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
We're singing about music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this afternoon that's so fine

Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
And sing of music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this pretty afternoon cause it's so fine

[You like the ice cream man?]

See ice cream man, I want you to (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
We're taking about something that (ice cream man) I love (ding ding)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this pretty afternoon cause it's so fine

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring both your bells, (ding ding)
And sing about something that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this pretty afternoon cause it's so fine

[Thank you very much, our next song is gonna be one about
One more time!]

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell, (ding ding)
We're singing about music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love so well (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On the afternoon that's so fine

[Real slow]

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
We're singing about something that I've (ice cream man) grown to love (ding ding)
So ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this magical afternoon you see it's so fine

No!

Paradiso 1977

Lyrics

[Hi everyone, we're the modern lovers, and we're here to sing about the ice cream man for you]

Well now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I heard your truck you know that it's, (ice cream man) really neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes sir, cause they roll and they roll and they rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell (ding ding)
Cause we're singing about music (ice cream ) that I've ( man) grown to love (ding ding)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
Well on this pretty afternoon so fine

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck you know that it's, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes (your chimes they reel and rock)

That's right and ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck outside (ice cream man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block right now,
I've grown to love your chimes sir, cause they roll and reel and rock

Let's rock

Well now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I like your truck you know, a neat a neat
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I like your chimes too (your chimes, they reel and rock)

So that's great too

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
I like your truck outside (ice cream man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes sir, they roll and roll and rock

Now ice cream man (ice cream man) please ring your bell, (ding ding)
Cause we're talking about music (ice cream man) that I love (ding ding)
See ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this pretty afternoon cause it's so fine

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
We're singing about music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this pretty afternoon so fine
So fine
It's fine it's fine it's fine

Real slow, one more time

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Cause I'm singing about music (ice cream man) that I've loved (ding ding)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) will you ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this pretty afternoon which is so fine

Like that?

One more time

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
This is music that I (ice cream man) love (ding ding)
See ice cream man, (ice cream man) I want you to ring your chimes (ding ding)
Again
On this afternoon
See it's so fine
It's so fine
It's fine, it's fine, it's fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bells (ding ding)
This is music (ice cream man) that I love, or nothing (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes
On this pretty afternoon
Cause it's so fine
It's fine

Live In Sweden 1978

Lyrics

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I heard your truck outside, (ice cream man) and it's really neat
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes because they reel and they rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music (ice cream ) that I've ( man) grown to love (ding ding)
See ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this magical afternoon so fine

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck because it's, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes (your chimes they reel and rock)

And now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street well
I love your truck, you know that (ice cream man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) well well upon my block well now,
You got the little chimes on your cart and they roll and they reel and rock

All right

Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I liked your truck for years, its neat a neat a neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)

All right and ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
I like your truck, you know that (ice cream man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, they rock and they roll and they rock

Now ice cream man, I want you to (ice cream man) ring your rockin bell, (ding ding)
And play the music that I've (ice cream man) learned to rock and love so well (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) well ring your chimes (ding ding)
On the pretty afternoon so fine

Well now, one more time

And now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring both your bells, (ding ding)
For this is music that Jonathan loves (ice cream man) Jonathan loves (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On the pretty afternoon so fine

Herentals

Lyrics

[Hi everybody, we're the modern lovers
And we came from Boston, Massachusetts
To tell you about the ice cream man]

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck sir, (ice cream man) it's really neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, cause they reel and they rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) well ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music (ice cream man) that I've grown to love so well (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
Well on this pretty afternoon so fine

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck because it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I like your truck, (ice cream man) it's a-neat, neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, cause they reel and they rock

[You like that part]

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I like your truck, because it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)

And now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
I've loved your truck since I was little (ice cream man) cause it's neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, cause they reel, cause they rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) I want you to ring your bell, (ding ding)
And play the music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love so well (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) well ring your chimes
Well on the pretty afternoon
So fine

[One more time]

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) well ring your bell, (ding ding)
And play the music that (ice cream man) Jonathan's learned to love (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes
On the magical afternoon
So fine

The College Rock Hour

Lyrics

[Now I'll tell ya about the man who used to liven up my block when I was little]

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck you know, (ice cream man) that it's a neat a neat
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love Your chimes, they way they reel and they rock

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) now ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music (ice cream man) that I've grown to love (ding ding)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) now ring the chimes your known for (ding ding)
Button up ???? the magical afternoon so fine

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) drivin up my street
I loved your truck since I was a little boy, because it's it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I've always liked Your chimes, (your chimes they reel and they rock)

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck outside, (ice cream man) it's neat, it's great, it's perfect, I like it
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) drivin up my block,
I always liked your chimes, they reel and they rock

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) I want you to ring your bell
And play the music that I've grown to love for years
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes, ring your chimes
On the afternoon so fine, so fine
The afternoon so fine

[Real low now]

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) now ring your bell, (ding ding)
That's right, this is somethin that I've (ice cream man) loved for years (ding ding) since I was a little boy
The chimes haunted me in the neighborhood
I like ice cream man, ring your chimes
On the afternoon so fine, so fine
Sir, this afternoon you've made it so fine

West Side Club

Lyrics

Well, ice cream man, upon my street
I love your truck you know that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man upon my block
I love your chimes, the way they reel and way they

Well ice cream man, well ring your bell
And play the music I've grown to love so well
Well ice cream man, well ring your chimes
Brighten up the magical afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, upon my street sir
I heard your truck you know that's it's, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Ice cream man, upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and they rock)

Now ice cream man, upon my street
I heard your truck you know that's it's, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, upon my block,
I love your chimes, you know the way they reel, the way they

Well ice cream man, well ring your bell
And play the music that I've grown to love so well
Well ice cream man, well ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
On the afternoon
So fine, so fine, sir
The afternoon so fine

Notes

Helsinki

Lyrics

Well, ice cream man, upon my street
I heard your truck outside
I remembered it since I was a little boy
Well ice cream man who drove up my block
I love your chimes, the way they reel and rock

Well ice cream man, now ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music that I've grown to love so well
Well ice cream man, well ring your chimes
Brighten up the magical afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, upon my street you know
I love your truck you know that's it's, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Ice cream man, upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and they rock)

Well ice cream man, upon my street
I loved your truck you know that's it's, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, who drove up my block,
I love your chimes, the way they reel and rock

Well ice cream man, now ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music that I've grown to love so well
Well ice cream man, well ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
They brighten up the afternoon
So fine, so fine, sir
The afternoon so fine

Shauberg

Lyrics

[Hello everyone
Jonathan Richman and the modern lovers here
We're gonna sing about the ice cream man for ya now]

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street, you know
I heard your truck outside, (ice cream man) a neat a neat a neat
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, the way they reel and they rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) well, ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music (ice cream man) that I've grown to love so well (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
Brighten up the magical afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck you know that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat, and
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)

Oh well now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck you know that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat, and
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, they reel and they rock

[Bring it down now]

So,
Ice cream man (ice cream man), I want you to ring your bell (ding ding)
And play that music that I've grown to love by now (ding ding)
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) well ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
They brighten up the afternoon
So fine
So fine sir
The afternoon so fine

Turin

Lyrics

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I heard your truck outside, and it's a (a neat a neat a neat)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, the way they reel and rock

Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell (ding ding)
Play the music I've grown to love so well
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
Brighten up the afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) driving up my street
I love your truck you know, it was a-neat, a-neat, a-neat and a
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and they rock)

And now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street, yeah
I love your truck, you know, that it's a-neat, a neat, a neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, the way they reel, look out

Well now
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play the music that I've grown to love so well
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
Ring your chimes yeah
They brighten up the afternoon
So fine
The afternoon so fine

Town Hall 1976 (first one)

Lyrics

[Pardon me Do you mind?
Not a chance for that one I'll tell you that right now we won't play that tonight no
Ok but we're definitely gonna ask you right now ???
We're gonna say remember when the ice cream man first came down the street ???
I remember the truck I remember how great it was in my neighbourhood when the ice cream man came by ???
There's no symbolism here at all
I'm talking about the ice cream man and his ice cream truck and nothing else but
I talking about how this really had an effect and when we sing this song when I sing it when the modern lovers help we all help when we sing this song, well I don't care It makes me feel real good because it reminds me of the way I felt when I was real little and it's time to start the song]

Well now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I saw your truck you know that it's (ice cream man) really neat
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes the way they reel and they rock

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell (ding ding)
Play the music (ice cream ) that I've ( man) learned to love (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring those chimes (ding ding)
On this afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck you know that it's, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
??? Your chimes (your chimes they reel and rock)

And, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck, you know that (ice cream man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes because they reel and rock

Let's go now

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
Your truck came by, a-neat, a-neat
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
You know your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)

And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
I love your truck, you know that (ice cream man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, they way they reel and they rock

Ice cream man (ice cream man), ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play this music (ice cream man) I've learned to love so well (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play some music I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this pretty afternoon it's so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
I know your music is what I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
Make me feel good on the afternoon so fine

You like that?

Town Hall 1976 (second one)

Lyrics

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I saw your truck outside and it's (ice cream man) really neat
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block (this is the last one)
The little chimes they reel and they rock

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell (ding ding)
Play the music (ice cream ) that I've ( man) learned to love so well (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring those chimes (ding ding)
On this afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck because it's, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
Well your chimes (your chimes they reel and rock)

And, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck because (ice cream man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes the way they reel and they rock

Let's go

Well now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck the way, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
You know your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)

And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
I love your truck, you know that (ice cream man) it's really neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, they way they reel and they rock

Ice cream man (ice cream man), ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play the music (ice cream man) I've learned to love (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play some music I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play the music I've (ice cream man) learned to love so well (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play the music I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play the music I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
On the afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play the music I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
On the afternoon so fine
Goodnight

The Cellar Door

Lyrics

Now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I heard your truck outside, (ice cream man) it's really neat
Now Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes sir, and they roll and reel and rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell (ding ding)
And Play the music (ice cream ) that I've ( man) known to love so well (ding ding)
And Ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes
Well on this pretty afternoon so fine

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I've loved your truck since I was little, because it's neat
Now Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love Your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)

Now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck, because, (ice cream man) it's really neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) now upon my block,
I love your chimes sir, because they reel and rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street you know
I love your truck, yes sir, it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love Your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)

And now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
I love your truck you know, that it's (ice cream man ) neat, neat, neat
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes since I was small the way they roll and rock and roll

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) I want you to ring your bell, (ding ding)
We're talking about music that (ice cream man) I've loved (ding ding) that I've loved
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On the pretty afternoon
So fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
And play the music that (ice cream man) that I love (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
On the pretty afternoon
So fine

The Boarding House (first one)

Lyrics

[[Jonathan talking softly]]

Well now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck outside, (ice cream man) it's really neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, they rock and they rock and they roll

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell (ding ding)
Now ??? music (ice cream man) I've learned to love so well (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this afternoon so fine

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck sir, it was a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love Your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)

Now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck, you know that it's, (ice cream man) a-neat, a-neat, a neat now
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes since I was four, the way they rock, they rock they ready to rock

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) on my street
I loved your truck for years, it's a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) right now upon my block,
I love Your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)

???

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
I love your truck outside, it's (ice cream man ) a neat, a neat a neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes sir they reel and rock

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play the music that I've (ice cream man) grown to love (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
On the afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell, (ding ding)
??? Music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding) please
On the afternoon so fine

One more time

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell, (ding ding)
And play music I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On the afternoon so fine

Good night

The Boarding House (second one)

Lyrics

[Hi everyone, we're the modern lovers, we're gonna sing about the ice cream man for you]

Well now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I like your truck outside, (ice cream man) it's really neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I like your chimes sir, you know they rock and they rock and let's rock

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell (ding ding)
I'm talking about the music (ice cream man) that I've grown to love (ding ding)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this pretty afternoon so fine

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck sir, you see it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)

And now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck, you know that it's, (ice cream man) a-neat, a-neat, a neat and
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
Sire I must say that they rock, and they rock and they rock and let it rock and let's go

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I've loved your truck for years, ??? it's really neat
So ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love Your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
I love your truck outside, it's (ice cream man ) really neat
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes sir they reel and rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play the music I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell, (ding ding)
??? Music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding) please
On the afternoon so fine

One more time

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell, (ding ding)
And play music I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On the afternoon so fine

Good night

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell, (ding ding)
This is music I've (ice cream man) grown to love (ding ding)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On the afternoon it's so fine

New York University

Lyrics

[We're the modern lovers, we come from Boston to sing to you about something special]

Well now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck you know that, (ice cream man) it's neat a neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon that block
I love Your little chimes sir, do they rock and they rock and they rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell (ding ding)
That's right, Play the music (ice cream ) I've ( man) learned to love (ding ding)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this pretty afternoon so fine

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) you're upon my street
And I spoke [???] to love your truck sir, and it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat and
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) now upon my block
I love Your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck, you know that (ice cream man) it's a-neat, a neat, a neat and
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes sir, cause they roll and they reel and they rock

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck sir you see that it's
Well Ice cream man, (ice cream man) now upon my block,
I love Your chimes sir, (your chimes, they reel and rock)

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
I love your truck you know that it's (ice cream man ) a neat, a neat, a neat
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
Your chimes your chimes sir to me they rock and rock

See ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell, (ding ding)
Right, this is music that I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this pretty afternoon
Cause it's so fine

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring both your bells, (ding ding)
Right, this is music that I've (ice cream man) grown to love (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On the pretty afternoon
Cause it's so fine

The Paradise 1977

Lyrics

Well now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I've loved your truck for years, (ice cream man) it's a neat a neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I've loved your little chimes, sir, they reel and rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell (ding ding)
I'm singing about music (ice cream ) that I've ( man) grown to love (ding ding)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
Well on this pretty afternoon you see it's so fine

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I've loved your truck you know that, it was a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I've loved your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)

And, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I've loved your truck, you know, (ice cream man) is a-neat, a neat a neat
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, they reel and rock

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I loved your truck, sir, it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I loved your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
I love your truck you know that, it's (ice cream man ) a neat, a neat, a neat
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, they reel and they rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) I want you to ring your bell, (ding ding)
I sing about music I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes
On this pretty afternoon
You see it's so
Fine
It's so fine
It's fine

See ice cream man (ice cream man) now ring your bell (ding ding)
I'm singing of music (ice cream man) that I've learned to love (ding ding)
Ice cream man (ice cream man) please ring your chimes
On this magic afternoon
Ladies and gentlemen
It's fine
It's fine

I've loved the ice cream man, please ring your bell (ding ding)
That's right, this is something I've loved on our street (ding ding)
Ice cream man (ice cream man) then ring your chimes
On this pretty afternoon
Ladies and gentlemen
It's so fine

[Good night]

The Quiet Knight Club 1978 (first one)

Lyrics

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck you know, (ice cream man) it's really neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes sir, they reel and they rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music (ice cream man) I've grown to love so well (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this pretty afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I've loved your truck since I was little, it was a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)

And now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck, you know, (ice cream man) it's really neat
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes sir 'cause they roll and they reel and they rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck, you know, cause ??? it's a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love Your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)

And now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
I love your truck you know that it's (ice cream man) neat, it's really neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I've loved your chimes cause they reel and they rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell (ding ding)
Cause I'm singing about music (ice cream man) that I've grown to love (ding ding)
And Ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this pretty afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Please sing of music (ice cream man) that I love (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this pretty afternoon so fine

The Quiet Knight Club 1978 (second one)

Lyrics

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street right now
I hear your truck outside, (ice cream man) it's really neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes sir, they reel and roll and rock

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your bell (ding ding)
And play that music (ice cream man) that I've loved (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
On this pretty afternoon so fine

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I loved your truck you know that's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)

And now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck, you know, (ice cream man) it's real neat a neat a neat
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your little chimes you know, they're gonna rock and rock and ready ???

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your little truck, you know, that's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street, ???
I love your truck you know (ice cream man) a neat, a neat, a neat n
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block well
Well your little chimes you know they're gonna rock and reel and rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) I want you to ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music (ice cream man) that I've learned to love (ding ding)
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On the afternoon so fine

One more time

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Well this is music (ice cream man) that I love, that I love (ding ding)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) please ring your chimes (ding ding)
On the magical afternoon so fine

[[People yelling out song requests]]

'K everyone, time for

[[More drunken yelling, Jonathan says something very quietly]]

Gaspars 1979 (2)

Lyrics

???
???
???
[Can you hear my voice?
???
How we doing tonight folks?
???
All right
Well now
How about that
Ok]

Well now, ice cream man, upon my street
I heard your truck outside, and it's a really neat
Well ice cream man, brighten up my block you know
I've loved your chimes for years, cause to me they reel and rock

Now ice cream man, well ring your bell
And play that music that I've learned to love
Now ice cream man, well ring your chimes ???
On this afternoon so fine

Well ice cream man, upon my street
I loved your truck you know that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
And ice cream man, upon my block
I love your chimes, (well your chimes you know that they reel and they rock)

Well, ice cream man, upon my street
I love your truck, you know, that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
Well ice cream man, running up my block, well
I heard your chimes, I know they reel and they rock

Now ice cream man, well ring your bell
And play that music that Jonathan's learned to love by now
Well ice cream man, well ring your chimes
On the magical afternoon
So fine

[One more time]

Well ice cream man, well ring your bell
And play that music that I've learned to love by now
Well ice cream man, well ring your chimes
On the magical afternoon
So fine

The International House

Lyrics

[???
My name is Jonathan Richman, they call me the modern lover,
Why is that Jonathan?
Why do they call you the modern lover?
Well ??? it's because I write these slow songs,
??? Modern love songs ??? I love the whole world ???]

Ice cream man, driving on my street
I love your truck outside, it's really neat
Well ice cream man, driving up my block
Well I love your chimes sir, they reel and they rock

Well ice cream man, I want you to ring your bell (ding ding)
And play that music that I've learned to love so well
Well ice cream man, well ring your chimes
On the magical afternoon so fine

Well ice cream man, driving up my street
I heard your truck you know that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat sir
And ice cream man, driving up my block
I love your chimes, (your chimes ??? they reel and rock)

Well, ice cream man, ???
??? A-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Well ice cream man driving, driving up my block
??? Roll and they rock

???

Now ice cream man, I want you to ring your bell (ding ding)
Give us music that I've learned to love
Ice cream man, ring your chimes
On the magical afternoon
Why?
Because it's so fine

Well ice cream man, I want you to ring your bell
Please play this music that I've learned to love so well
Ice cream man, ??? your chimes
On the magical afternoon
So
Fine

Live In New York 1980

Lyrics

[Hi everyone
How you doing now?
I'm Jonathan, they call me the modern lover sometimes]

And first
I'm going to tell you about the man who livened up my block
Well in fact he made the place reel and rock

All right
All right

We're gonna talk about the
Ice cream man, upon my street
I heard your truck and you know, that it's a neat a neat a neat
Ice cream man, upon my little block you know
I've loved your chimes since I was little, cause they rock and they roll and they rock

Ice cream man, well ring your bell (ding ding)
Cause that's the music that frankly I've grown to love you know
Well ice cream man, well ring your pretty chimes now
On the afternoon so fine

Well ice cream man, upon my little street
I've loved your truck because it's, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
And ice cream man, driving my little block now
I love your chimes (you know your chimes you know they reel and they rock)

Ice cream man, upon my street, all right
I love your truck outside, you know because it's neat neat neat
Ice cream man now, you're driving up my block,
I love your chimes, they roll and they roll they're gonna rocking and socking

Ice cream man, I want you to ring your bell (ding ding)
And that's the music that frankly I've grown to love you know well
Ice cream man, ring your chimes
On the magical afternoon
So fine

[Oh yeah, one more time]

Well ice cream man, I want you to please ring your rocking bell now
And play the music cause it's a it's something that I've grown to love
And ice cream man, ring your chimes
On the magical afternoon
So fine

The Roxy

Lyrics

[Hey there everyone
???
I couldn't believe it
Twenty flavours with low fat?
???
??? Why would you want to open for me?
But she thought it was a good idea too
I'm delighted
??? Flavours]

Well now

Just a little more more more

All right

Well now

[I'm going to tell you about the man who livened up my block]
And in fact he made the place reel and rock
Ding ding ding
Ding ding ding

Ice cream man, upon my street
???
I heard your truck outside, and it's a really neat
That's what I say
Well ice cream man now, driving up my block
I love your chimes sir, they reel and they rock

Well ice cream man, well ring your bell
It does ding ding
And play the music that I've learned to love so well
Well ice cream man, well ring your chimes
On this magical afternoon so fine

Well ice cream man, upon my street
I loved your truck, it was a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Well ice cream man, you're driving up my block right now,
I love your chimes,
Why is that?
Because the reel and they rock and they rock and rock and rock

Well, ice cream man, upon my street
I say
You drove on my block
And I thought it was a neat a neat a neat you know
Well ice cream man, driving up my block
Well now
I love your chimes, since I was little, cause they reel and they rock

Got to say now
Well ice cream man, well ring your bell
And play the music that I've grown to love ???
Well ice cream man, ring your chimes again like when I was little
On the afternoon
So fine
Sir it's fine

Left Bank 1981

Lyrics

[Thank you very much ladies and gentlemen,
Now we're gonna tell you about the man who livened up my block,
In fact he made the place reel and rock,
In fact, well, in fact let's start this song,
You know the one we're going to do because it's the ice cream man, it goes 1 2 a 1 2 3 4]

Yeah

All right

[Hi everyone
We're the modern lovers
And now we're gonna tell about something ??? since I was four]

[In fact why did I love this so much?
Why did I decide to write a song about it? ???
Because I grew up in the suburbs
??? Having that much fun when I was five years old
??? Brightening up my day ??? than it was before
??? Chimes, it haunted me]

[Slow it down a little, a bit too fast ???
That's right, keep it there ???]

All right ???

Well now, ice cream man, upon my street
I heard your truck you know that it's a really neat
Well ice cream man, upon my block
I love your chimes, because reel and rock

Well ice cream man, well ring your bell
And play the music that I've learned to love
Well ice cream man, well ring your chimes
On this magical afternoon so fine

Well ice cream man, upon my street
I love your truck, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, driving up my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)

Well, ice cream man, upon my street, you know
I love your truck, you know, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
So ice cream man, driving up my block, you know
I love your chimes, because they reel and rock

Well ice cream man, ring your bell
And play the music that I've grown to love
And ice cream man, well ring your chimes
On the magical afternoon so fine
Well it's fine

Ok, one more time

Well ice cream man, ring both your bells
And play the music ??? I like it ???
Ice cream man, well ring your chimes
On the magical afternoon so fine
Baby it's fine
You know ??? the afternoon

Bookies

Lyrics

Now

[I was reading somewhere that I do childish songs
Someone tells me now,
I don't know
All I know is this one makes sense because when I was four I was moved by this ice cream man,
He drove up my street and it effects the way I am now because of the work that people like that ice cream man
I would have felt much more bored and miserable probably all the way up being 18 years old in that suburban place,
There weren't enough trees there for anything,
So we're gonna do this song entitled "Ice Cream Man" and it goes something like this]

Alright I'm gonna tell you about the fellow who livened up my block, oh yeah
And he made the place reel and rock, oh oh oh

Well, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street, yeah
I heard your truck outside, (ice cream man) it's really neat
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes sir, they reel and they rock

Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) well ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music that I've learned to love (ding ding)
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) well ring your chimes
On this magic afternoon it's so fine

Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck because, it was a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)

And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love truck, you know, (ice cream man) is a-neat, a-neat neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, you know that they reel and they rock

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) I wanna ring your bell
Play the music that I've learned to love (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) well ring your chimes
On the magical afternoon so fine, it's fine

Ok we do it one more time

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell (ding ding)
Play the music that I've grown to love (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
In the afternoon so fine, it's fine
It's fine

My Father's Place

Lyrics

[And now we'll tell you about the man who livened up my block when I was a little boy
???
A 1 2 3 4]

[??? Modern lovers
We're gonna sing about the ice cream man
[[Introducing the band]]]

[We're gonna tell you about the man who livened up my block
And he made the place reel and rock]

Ice cream man, upon my street
I heard your truck outside, and it's a really neat [sing along now]
Ice cream man, liven up my block
I love your chimes because they reel and they rock

Ice cream man ???

Well now ice cream man, I want you to ring your bell
Play the music that I've learned to ???
Now ice cream man you know, well ring your chimes
On this magical afternoon so fine

Well ice cream man, upon my street
I love your truck you know, it was a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Well ice cream man, upon my block
I love your chimes, (your chimes you know they reel and they rock)

Well, ice cream man, upon my street
You know that
I loved your truck, you know that it's a-neat, neat, it's neat
Well ice cream man, upon my block,
I love your chimes, because they rock and they roll ???

Well ice cream man, I want you to ring your bell [that's right]
Play the music that I've grown to love
Well ice cream man, well ring your chimes please
On this magic afternoon
So, so fine
Well, it's
Fine

[One more time]

Well ice cream man, I want you to ring your bell
And play the music that I've grown to love
Ice cream man you know, well ring your chimes now
On this afternoon
It's so fine
It's so fine

The Peppermint Lounge

Lyrics

[[Setting the mix right]]

[I'm gonna tell you about the man who livened up my block
All right
In fact he made the place reel and rock]

Ice cream man, upon my street
I love your truck outside, it's really neat
Well ice cream man, upon my block
I love your chimes sir, they reel and they rock

Well, ice cream man, ring your bell
And play the music I've learned to love so well
Well ice cream man, well ring your chimes
On this magical afternoon so fine

Well ice cream man, upon my street
I loved your truck you know, it was a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Well ice cream man, upon my block now,
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and they rock)

Well, ice cream man, upon my street
I love your truck, you know, that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, well they reel and they rock

Well, ice cream man, I want you to ring your rocking bell
And play the music that I've learned to love
Well ice cream man, well ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
In the magical afternoon
So fine
It's fine
You know, fine

[One more time]

Say ice cream man, ring your bell
And play the music that I've learned to love
Well ice cream man, ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
On the magical afternoon
So fine
It's fine
You know, it's fine

The Bottom Line

Lyrics

[[Talking off mic]]

[We're gonna tell you about the man who used to ride around on my block
??? Really and rock]

Ice cream man, upon my street
I love your truck you know that it's a neat a neat
And ice cream man, upon my block
I love your chimes cause they're wonderful the way they rock

Well ice cream man, why don't you ring the bell?
And play the music that I've learned to love
Ice cream man, ring your chimes
Brighten up the magical afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, upon my street
I love your truck you know that it's something, it's really neat
Ice cream man, upon my block,
I love your chimes (your chimes they reel and rock)

Well, ice cream man, driving up my street
I love your truck, you know that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
Well ice cream man, upon my block,
I love your chimes you know, they reel and they rock

So ice cream man, well ring your bell
And play the music that I've learned to love so well
Ice cream man, ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
Brighten up the afternoon so fine
You know it's fine you know
It's fine
It's actually fine

[One more time]

Well, ice cream man you know, ring your bell
Play the music that I've learned to love
Ice cream man, ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
Brighten up the afternoon so fine

Notes

The Other End

Lyrics

[I'm gonna sing you now a song which occasionally I've heard referred to
This is in fact, I told the audience I think it was last night
That sometimes I read the paper which is a big mistake
And when I do ??? Nick's written about my stuff ???
He thinks like oh this song is very cute or isn't this naive and stuff like that,
And I can understand, they just don't listen very well so it's not their fault
So I don't really blame them too much,
I just don't like to meet people like that on the street so much,
But ??? now this song is one of the prime targets which is ok with me cause I didn't write it for them,
It's just that I'll explain it to you so in case you've read them and might be tempted to misunderstand
I'll explain why I wrote my little tune called "Ice Cream Man"
And it goes, now you see my street where I grew up in the suburbs of Boston,
My street had trees before they cut them and made it a wasteland, bald and stark,
Yes they put up houses that's true,
But no ??? from day to dark, they took the life that nature had given,
And left us little lawns to play upon,
So what sign of life, what sign of living was left other than the Ice Cream Man ???
Now look here, so Ice Cream Man, Ice Cream Man, who else dared make such loud a sound?
Certainly not us in the neighborhood, we couldn't even afford to yell that loud,
So look like Ice Cream Man upon my block, what other sound came round?
Now he had a mustache and oily hair, he looked sinister actually not exactly kind,
But he had that little light white truck whose electric glare cut through the still afternoon so fine]

[We're gonna sing about the Ice Cream Man for you
My name is Jonathan Richman and I wrote this song and it goes something like this]

Ice cream man, upon my street
I heard your truck today and it's a neat, a neat
Ice cream man, upon my block
I love your chimes sir, they reel and rock

[How ya doing out there?]

Well ice cream man, well ring your bell (???)
Play the music that I've learned to love so well
Well ice cream man, ring your chimes
And brighten up this afternoon that they made boring but you can make it so fine

Ice cream man, upon my street
I've grown to love your truck you know, that it's neat, it's really neat
Well ice cream man upon my block
I love your chimes, (yeah your chimes they're good, they reel and they rock)

Well, ice cream man, upon my street
I love your truck, you know that it's
Well ice cream man, (you like that) upon my block, (I'll do another one for you)
I love your chimes, you know they

Well ice cream man, well ring your bell
And play the music that I've learned to love
Well ice cream man, ring your chimes, ring your chimes
Brighten up this afternoon
So fine, so fine,
You've brightened up this afternoon so fine

[How ya doing? No I don't wanna, it's spring yes it is, thank you]

The Rex Club

Lyrics

[How ya doing?]

[Now I'm gonna tell you about the man who livened up my block when I was a little boy,
That's right, when I was little, I grew up in the suburbs of Boston Massachusetts,
And well the streets were dull in the suburbs in the afternoon,
Nothing much happened you know,
So when the Ice Cream Man came around,
Well you see the little chimes, he had these little chimes you know,
And it brightened up the whole afternoon for us,
So I made up this song how I still remember the Ice Cream Man he was one of the best things that I had]

Well now, ice cream man, (that's right) upon my street
I heard your truck outside, and it's a neat a neat
Well, well ice cream man, upon my block, well
I love your chimes, you know they reel and they rock

Well ice cream man, well ring both your bells
And play the music that I've learned to love
Now ice cream man, ring your chimes for me
Brighten up this magical afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, there you are driving up my street
I love your truck you know, it was a-neat, a-neat
Well ice cream man, driving up my block
I love your chimes, (yeah your chimes you know they reel and they rock)

Well ice cream man, upon my street
I heard your truck, you know that it's
Well ice cream man, upon my block,
I love your chimes, you know they're gonna reel well they're gonna rock

Well ice cream man, well ring your bell, that's right
Play the music that I've learned to love
Ice cream man, that right, ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
Brighten up for me this afternoon
So fine
You know this afternoon
Is so fine

One more time

Well ice cream man, ring your bell
Play the music that I've learned to love
Well ice cream man, ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
On the magical afternoon
So fine
You know this afternoon
Is so fine

Mississippi Nights

Lyrics

[Well you know on my street, the street I grew up on - what's that?
??? I can't hear what you said ???
Say it properly but in any case ???
That might be some western expression ??? sound familiar
My street had trees before they cut them
And left a wasteland barren and stark
They did put up houses, that's true,
But no one had shade from day to dark
They took the light that nature had given
And left these little lawns to play upon
No sign of life left
No sign of living
Other than the ice cream man
Ice cream man, ice cream man
Who else made such louder sound
Ice cream man upon my block
What other sound came round?
??? My name is Jonathan Richman
I'm gonna tell you about my childhood in the suburbs of Boston now
Because I'm gonna tell you about the man who livened up my block]

And in fact he made the place reel and rock
He made it bop bop bop pop pop pop

Ice cream man, upon my street
I heard your truck outside, and it's a neat a neat
Well Ice cream man, upon my block
I loved your chimes, sir they reel and they rock

Yeah

Well ice cream man, well ring your bell
And play the music that I've learned to love
Ice cream man, well ring your chimes
On this magical afternoon so fine

All right now

Ice cream man, upon my street
I've loved your truck since I was a little boy, it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Well ice cream man, upon my block,
I love Your chimes, (yeah your chimes you know they reel and they rock)

Well, ice cream man, upon my street
I loved your truck you know that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Well ice cream man, upon my block,
I love your chimes sir the way they reel and rock

Now, ice cream man, ring your bell
And Play the music that I've learned to love
Ice cream man, well ring your chimes
On this magical afternoon so fine

Ring your chimes
On the afternoon
So fine
Well on this afternoon well you see sir with this truck you made so fine

[Ok, one more time]

Now, ice cream man, I liked it when you would ring your bell
Play the music that even as an adult now I've learned to love
Well ice cream man well ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
Brighten up the afternoon
So fine
Well it's fine
You know, this afternoon
Is so fine

Your little truck, you know, (ice cream man) is a-neat, neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I heard your chimes, I know they reel and they rock

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) on my street
Your little truck, you know, is a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
Your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and rock)

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
You heard your truck today, it's (ice cream man ) neat, neat
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
In the afternoon so fine

One more time

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play the music I've (ice cream man) learned to love (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
In the afternoon so fine

Lone Star Cafe

Lyrics

[Tell you about the man who livened up my block
All right
In fact he made the place reel and rock
He made it pop pop pop]

Oh well now

Well, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I heard your truck outside, (ice cream man) and it's really neat
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, the way they reel and they rock

Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) well ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music (ice cream ) I've ( man) learned to love so well (ding ding)
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
Brighten up this magical afternoon so fine

Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck you know that, it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and they rock)

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street well
I love your little truck, you know, (ice cream man) that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, the way they reel and rock

Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) I want you to go ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music (ice cream man) that I've learned to love (ding ding)
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
Brighten up the afternoon
So fine

[One more time]

Ice cream man, better ring that haunting bell
It haunted me when I was little
And now is the sound I've learned to love so well
Well ice cream man
Also ring those chimes, ring them
Brighten up the afternoon
So fine

Jonathan Swifts

Lyrics

[Hi everybody, I'm Jonathan Richman
I call myself the modern lover
I've been doing shows alone lately
You know, when I was in Boston I couldn't stand not including some of the Modern Lovers
I don't have the whole band but I got some of them]

[[Introduces the band]]

So I'm going to tell you about the man who livened up my block when I was little
What did he do?
Well in fact he made the place reel and rock you know
See he had this little white truck you know
And it was the loudest noise in the afternoon
Which was pretty dull usually ???

Ice cream man, upon my street
I love your truck you know that it's a, neat a neat
Well ice cream man, upon my block
I love your chimes, cause they reel and they rock

Well ice cream man, well ring your bell
And play that music that I've learned to love
Well ce cream man, well ring your chimes
Brighten up the afternoon so fine

Now ice cream man, you brighten up my street sir
I love that truck you know, it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Well ice cream man, driving up my block
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and they rock)

Well, ice cream man, upon my street
I've loved your truck since I was a little boy, it's neat
Well ice cream man, upon my block,
Play those chimes again, cause I love the way they rock

So ice cream man, please ring your bell
And play the music that I've learned to love
Well ice cream man, ring your chimes
Like you did
When I was little
In that afternoon
So fine
You brighten up that view so fine

[One more time]

Well ice cream man, well ring your bell
And play the music that I've learned to love
Well ice cream man, well ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
They brighten up the afternoon
Brighten up because without you it's not that
Fine
You make it good, I like it
The afternoon so fine

Reed College

Lyrics

[How ya doing? leave the lights on! where are the lights? where are the lights? good good
It's ok Jerry, you don't have to turn them off between songs, I like it better this way
That way in case I decide to tell a joke you can see me so you can get mad in person
For example I might tell a joke like this now
When do you have to go to the Pentagon to find out about the condition of your own teeth?
Well when it's calcified information wouldn't you say?
Could happen
Now another thing I have in mind is, suppose you have a toy car you know?
But you want to park your toy car?
Well what kind of paper could you park your toy car on?
Toy-lot paper
Well, I don't know, all right

I'm going to tell you about the man who livened up my block you know when I was a little boy
That's right
In fact he made the place reel and rock you know when I was little
I was cause out neighborhood you know, it didn't have much in it
They cut down all the trees you know
And walking home from school there was nothing happening
Until the ice cream man showed up with his chimes]

Oh well yeah

All right

Oh well now

Ice cream man, up on my street
I heard your truck outside, and it's a neat a neat
Well ice cream man, up on my block
I love your chimes, the way they reel and rock

Well ice cream man, well ring your bell
And play the music that I've grown to love so well
Well ice cream man, well ring your chimes
Brighten up the magical afternoon so fine

Well ice cream man, up on my street
I love your truck you know that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Well ice cream man, up on my block
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)

Ice cream man, up on my street
I love your truck you know that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Well ice cream man up on my block
I love your chimes, the way they reel and rock

Well ice cream man, well ring your bell
And play the music that I've grown to love so well
Well ice cream man, well ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
Brighten up the afternoon
So fine
This afternoon so fine

One more time

Now ice cream man, well ring your bell
And play the music that I've grown to love so well
Well ice cream man, now ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
Brighten up the afternoon
So fine, so fine
The afternoon so fine

The Bottom Line 1983

Lyrics

[I'm gonna tell you about the man who livened up my block when I was a little boy]

Well now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I loved your truck because, a neat a neat yeah
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I loved your chimes, the way they reel and they rock

Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) well ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music (ice cream ) that I've ( man) grown to love so well (ding ding)
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) now ring your chimes (ding ding)
Brighten up the magical afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, that's right, upon my street
I loved your truck, always a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Ice cream man, upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and they rock)

Ice cream man, upon my street
Well I loved your truck, you know, a-neat, a neat, a neat
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
Well I like your chimes, I know they reel and they rock

Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) well ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music (ice cream ) that I've ( man) learned to love so well (ding ding)
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) now ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
[Yeah that's good]
Brighten up the afternoon
So fine
So fine
The afternoon so fine

[One more time]

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) now ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music (ice cream ) that I've ( man) grown to love yeah (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
On the magical afternoon
So fine
So fine
This afternoon so fine

Elephant Fayre

Lyrics

[Tonight I'm gonna tell you about the man who used to liven up my block when I was a little boy
In fact he had the chimes which made the place reel and rock you know]

Ice cream man, upon my street
I heard your truck outside, and it's a neat a neat a neat and a
Well ice cream man, upon my block
I remember the chimes sir, the way they'd, the way they rock

Well ice cream man, well ring your bell
And play the music that I've grown to love so well
Well ice cream man, ring your chimes
Oh they brighten up the magical afternoon so fine

Ice cream man sir, upon my street now
I love your truck you know, that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
And ice cream man, upon my block
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)

Ice cream man, upon my street
I love your truck, you know, that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat a neat
Well ice cream man, upon my block,
I love your chimes, the way they reel and rock

[Now ice cream man, ring your bell, that's right
I remember just like when I was a little boy
I still, it haunts me still
Now ice cream man]
Now ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
They brighten up the afternoon
So fine
So fine
Sir, the afternoon so fine

Torino 1985

Lyrics

[??? Ok, ok how ya doing? ok]

[Bring it down, oh yeah]

We're gonna tell you about the man who livened up my block you know,
When I was a little boy,
And in fact he made the place reel and rock oh yeah, oh yeah

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I heard your truck outside, (ice cream man) and it's a neat a neat a neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) who drove up my block, yeah
I remember the chimes, the way they reel and rock

Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music that I've grown (just a little more)
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) oh ring your chimes
They brighten up the afternoon so fine

Ice cream man sir, (ice cream man) upon my street well
I love your truck you know, it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block now,
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)

Now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street well
I love your truck, you know that (ice cream man) it's a-neat, a neat, and
Well ice cream man yeah, (ice cream man) upon my block yeah,
I loved your chimes, the way they reel and they rock

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play the music that I've grown to love by now
And ice cream man, well (ice cream man) ring your chimes
Ring your chimes, yeah
They brighten up the afternoon
So fine, so fine sir
The afternoon so fine

(Just me one time)

Now ice cream man, (that's right)
I didn't forget your bells, no
I still remember just the same way I did you know when I was a little boy, I didn't forget
Ice cream man, yeah
I remember the chimes, oh yeah, the chimes
They brightened up the afternoon
So fine, so fine sir
The afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play the music that I've grown to love so well
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
Ring your chimes, yeah
They brighten up the afternoon
So fine, so fine sir
The afternoon so fine

Heartbreak Club 1985

Lyrics

[Wanna hear one more?]

[I'm gonna tell you about the man who used to liven up my block when I was a little boy
In my neighborhood they cut down most of the trees so it was pretty bleak walking home from school
So when I would hear the ice cream man with his white truck and the little chimes, they haunted me
Later we would play baseball and after that there would be this kind of grape soda guy who would come by too
In Massachusetts they would say 'tonic,' your father would ask you would want a tonic he meant like hot brand grape soda, grape tonic they would say
But this was the ice cream man, he was the first one I saw
He had this little old white truck with little old, little square doors on the back, with that little refrigerator lock on it]

Well now ice cream man, upon my street
I heard your truck today sir, I thought it was neat, a neat a
Well ice cream man, who drove up my block
I remember your chimes still, the way they reel and rock

Now ice cream man, well ring your bell
That's right, that's music that I've grown to love so well
And ice cream man, now ring your chimes
Brighten up the magical afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, upon my street
I love your truck you know that it's, it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat and a
Well ice cream man, upon my block,
I love your chimes (your chimes I remember how they used to rock the street and)

Ice cream man, upon my street
I remember your truck, you know that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat (it haunts me)
Ice cream man, who drove up my block,
I still remember your chimes

So ice cream man, ring your bell
Play that music that I've grown to love so well
And now ice cream man
I remember the chimes
I remember the chimes
That used to haunt the afternoon
So fine, so fine sir, oh yeah,
It made the afternoon so fine

Live at the Riverside

Lyrics

Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I heard your truck outside, (ice cream man) it's neat a neat
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, they way reel, the way they rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music that I've grown to love by now
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
They brighten up the magical afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street sir
I love your truck you know that it's, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
Well I love your chimes (your chimes they reel and rock)

And now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck, you know that (ice cream man) it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat n
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, the way they reel and they rock

And now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music (ice cream man) that I've grown to love so well (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
They brighten up the afternoon
So fine
The afternoon so fine

The Rex Club 1985

Lyrics

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I've loved your truck you know, (ice cream man) ever since I was a little boy
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, the way they reel

Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) I remember the bell (ding ding)
And play the music (ice cream ) that I've ( man) grown to love so well (ding ding)
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes (ding ding)
On the afternoon so fine

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ??? up my street sir
I've loved your truck since I was a little boy, it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and they rock)

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your little truck, you know, (ice cream man) that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I remember your ???, the way they rock so

So ice cream man, (ice cream man) ??? ring those bells
Play the music that I've grown to love so well
Now ice cream man (ice cream man) ring those chimes
Ring those chimes
On the afternoon
So fine
So fine
The afternoon so fine

[???]

Ice cream man (ice cream man) ring those bells (ding ding)
And play the music that I've grown to love so well
Ice cream man (ice cream man) ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
On the afternoon
So fine
So fine
Sir
The afternoon so fine

San Giuliano Milanese

Lyrics

[How ya doing everybody ??? all right look out]

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I heard your truck outside, and it's a neat a neat a neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, the way they reel and rock

Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell (ding ding)
Play the music that I've grown to love so well
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
They brighten up the afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) traveling up my street now
I still remember the trucks it sounds ??? traveling up my street I didn't know ???
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I also remember the chimes, (your chimes they reel and they rock)

And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck, you know that it's is a-neat, a neat, a neat, a neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, the way they reel and they rock

And now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street yeah
I love your truck, you know, that it's a-neat, a-neat sir, it's neat
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes, they reel and they rock)

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street,
I love your truck sir, it's a-neat, a neat, a neat, a neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, the way they reel and they rock

??? Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
And play the music that I've grown to love
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes, ring your chimes
They brighten up the afternoon
So fine, so fine
The afternoon so fine

Barcelona 1986

Lyrics

[All right now I'm gonna tell you about the man who livened up my block on those hot afternoons]

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I heard your truck outside, it's sir a neat a neat a neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block, yeah
I love your chimes, the way they reel and rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music that I've grown to love so well
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes yeah
They brighten up the afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street yeah
I love your truck you know that it's, a-neat, a-neat, a-neat a neat and
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes (your chimes they reel and they rock)

And now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street, yeah
I love your truck, you know that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat a neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, they way they reel and rock

Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play the music that I've grown to love so well
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
Ring your chimes sir
They brighten up the afternoon
So fine, so fine,
The afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play the music that my heart learned to love
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
They brighten up the afternoon
So fine, yeah,
The afternoon so fine

Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell, (ding ding)
Play the music that I've grown to love
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
They brighten up the afternoon
So fine, so fine,
The afternoon so fine

San Fran 1986

Lyrics

[You see now I'm going to tell you about the man used to liven up my block
When I was little]

He kind of made the place reel and rock

Well, ice cream man, upon my street, yeah
I heard your truck outside, and it's a neat a neat
Now ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, the way they reel and rock, well now

Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) well ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music that I've grown to love so well
Ice cream man, yeah , well, ring your chimes
They brighten up the afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, I remember you driving up my street when I was a little boy
I loved your truck, it was haunting me you know
Was just haunting me haunting me as a child
Well ice cream man upon my block
I remember the chimes
(Your chimes they reel and they rock)

Well now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck, well it's neat
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I remember the chimes, the way they'd reel, the way they rock

And now
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) I remember the bell
I remember the music that I've grown to love so well
Now ice cream man (ice cream man) I remember the chimes
I didn't forget
The chimes
That brightened up the afternoon
So fine
So fine
Yeah the afternoon
So fine

Mezzago

Lyrics

[??? Ok we'll do one more for you, a lot of people asked for ice cream man already]

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I heard your truck outside, and it's a neat a neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, the way reel and rock

Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music that I've grown to love so well
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
That brighten up the afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, upon my street
I love your truck you know, that it's a-neat, oh neat
And ice cream man, upon my block,
I love Your chimes, (your chimes they reel and they rock)

Well, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck, you know, that it's a-neat, a neat, a neat
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I still love your chimes, the way they reel and rock

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your bell (ding ding)
And play what I've grown up to love so well
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
That brighten up the afternoon
So fine
So fine
Yeah
The afternoon so fine

Mean Fiddler

Lyrics

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I heard your truck outside, (ice cream man) and it's a neat a neat
Well ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block
I love your chimes, the way they reel and they rock

Ice cream man, (ice cream man), ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music (ice cream man) that I've grown to love so well
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) well ring your chimes
And brighten up the afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street, yeah
I love your truck you know that it's a-neat, it's a-neat, n
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and rock)

Now, ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my street
I love your truck outside and it's a-neat, it's a-neat,
And ice cream man, (ice cream man) upon my block,
I love your chimes, the way they reel and they rock

Ice cream man (ice cream man), I want you to ring your bell (ding ding)
And play the music that I've grown to love so well
Ice cream man, (ice cream man) ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
They brighten up the afternoon
So fine
So fine
The afternoon so fine

New Morning

Lyrics

[[Introduction in French]]

Ice cream man, upon my street
I love your truck outside, that it's a neat a neat a neat
Well ice cream man, upon my block
I love Your chimes the way they reel and rock

Well ice cream man, ring your bell
And play the music that I've grown to love so well
Well ice cream man, ring your chimes
They brighten up the afternoon so fine

Well ice cream man, upon my street
I've loved your truck you know that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Ice cream man, upon my block,
I love Your chimes, your chimes they reel and rock

Ice cream man, upon my street
I love your truck outside, that it's a neat a neat a neat
Well ice cream man, upon my block
I love your chimes the way they reel and rock

Well ice cream man, ring your bell
And play the music that I've grown to love
And ice cream man, ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
They brighten up the afternoon
So fine
So fine
Yeah
The afternoon so fine

Sesto Calende 1991

Lyrics

[??? Ice cream]

Yeah yeah

[???]

Ice cream man, upon my street
I love your truck you know, that it's a neat a neat a neat
And ice cream man, upon my block
I love your chimes you know they reel and they rock

Well ice cream man, ring your bell
And play the music that I've grown to love so well
Ice cream man, ring your chimes
They brighten up the afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, upon my street
I've loved your truck you know that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Now ice cream man, upon my block,
I love Your chimes, well they rock

Ice cream man, ring your bell
Play the music that I've grown to love so well
Ice cream man, ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
They brighten up the afternoon
So fine
So fine
Yeah
The afternoon so fine

Nuremberg

Lyrics

Well now, ice cream man, upon my street
I heard your truck outside it was a neat a neat a neat
Ice cream man, upon my block
I love your chimes, the way they reel and rock

Ice cream man, ring your bell
And play the music that I've grown to love so well
Ice cream man, ring your chimes
They brighten up afternoon so fine

Ice cream man, upon my street
I love your truck, you know that it's a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Ice cream man, upon my block,
I love your chimes, (your chimes they reel and they rock)

Ice cream man, upon my street
I love your truck, you know, that it was a-neat, a-neat, a-neat
Well ice cream man, ring your chimes
Ring your chimes
They brighten up the afternoon
So fine

Notes

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