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 in the trilby hat
And 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 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.* — OST Friends (1971) (саундтрек к фильму «Друзья»)
Исполнитель: Elton John