“Salesman” (prev. unissued alternate mix) Lyrics

Salesman, where you gonna go sell all of your goods today?
Salesman, gonna walk along the street, see friends along the way
Well, salesman, with your wooden cart that you push along while you walk
Hey, salesman, got a little dog whose tail wags when you talk

You always wear a smile
Even though you gotta walk ten miles
Short lifespan
But good time salesman

Yep, yep, salesman, while you’re on the street, the weather is hot or cold
It’s salesman, where you work real hard ’til every part is sold
Salesman, as the years go by, people changin’ every day
Hey, salesman, ’til the end of time, you’ll be livin’ in the same way

You always wear a smile
You’re lovin’ fast and you live wild
Short lifespan
But ain’t life grand?

Copper kettles, different kinds of tin
There goes salesman, and he’s sailin’ high again
He’s sailin’ so high (High)
You’re sailin’ so high (High)
You’re sailin’ so high, high, ah high, ohh

Salesman, where you gonna go sell all of your goods today?
Yep, salesman, gonna walk along the street, see friends along the way
Yeah, salesman, with your wooden cart that you push along while you walk
Hey, salesman, with your secret goods that you push while you talk

You always wear a smile
Even though you gotta walk a hundred and ten miles
Short lifespan
But the whole thing’s grand

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“Now, well, I, I tried to warn ya that you put it in and you have to do it manually. But I like the one that you just plug it in and it does it all by itself, in real long strands and you cut ’em up. It’s easier to do it that way because, well, I like to put all the stuff in there and it keeps flippin’ out, and I can’t get the thing to stick together or anything. Coupled with the fact that you gotta stick two of ’em together to even get one outta it. It always ends up lookin’ like…”

Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. album cover

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Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 298.
  2. Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones LTD. (1995) (CD).