can i put you on lyrics – elton john

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 a dirty work in birmingham better deals 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, 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 a coal dust on his mind
it’s a hard days work in manchester but the crew gets paid its gelt
bang on the bell on friday you’ll buy 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

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, yeah

people, can i put you on?
people, can i put you on?
people, can i put you on?

/ elton john lyrics