Elton John - "Can I Put You On" lyrics

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