Can I Put You On

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the soundtrack Friends


I work for the foundry for a penny and a half a day

Like a blind street musician I never see those who pay

It's dirty work in Birmingham

Better deal for a Sheffield man

If he can rivet then his kids can buy

Candy from the candy man


And the van that comes around weekends

Selling fancy city things

Sold by the man with the trilby hat

And the whiskers spread like wings

You can hear him sing

Oh you can hear him sing

Can I put you on, people can I put you on

Tell you that I love you people

Sing a salesman's song and put you on



And a second cousin works in the pits in Newcastle on Tyne

And he don't care if it rains outside, there's coal dust on his mind

It's dirty work in Manchester

But the crew gets paid its gelt

Bang on the bell on Friday

You buys a little something for yourself



And the van that comes around weekends

Selling fancy city things

Sold by the man in the trilby hat

And the whiskers spread like wings

You can hear him sing

Oh you can hear him sing

Can I put you on, people can I put you on

Tell you that I love you people

Sing a salesman's song and put you on

 

1970 Dick James Music Limited