"Pick a Pocket or Two" by Lionel Bart

(4/4 time. 4 bar intro)

 

(FAGIN)

In this life,one thing counts

In the bank, large amounts

I'm afraid these don't grow on trees

You've got to pick a pocket or two!

You've got to pick a pocket or two

Boys, you've got to pick a pocket

Or two!

(PICKPOCKETS)

Large amounts don't grow on trees

You've got to pick a pocket or two

(PICKPOCKETS)

Why should we, break our backs

Stupidly paying tax?

Better get some untaxed income

You've got to pick a pocket or two!

(FAGIN)

You've got to pick a pocket or two

Boys, you've got to pick a pocket

Or two!

(PICKPOCKETS)

Why should we all break our backs

You've got to pick a pocket or two

(ALL)

Robin Hood, what a crook!

Gave away, what he took.

Charity's fine, subscribe to mine

You've got to pick a pocket or two!

You've got to pick a pocket or two

Boys, you've got to pick a pocket

Or two!

Robin Hood was far too good!

You've got to pick a pocket or two

Take a tip, from Bill Sykes!

He can whip, what he likes.

I recall he started small

He had to pick a pocket or two!

You've got to pick a pocket or two

Boys, you've got to pick a pocket

Or two!

We can be like old Bill Sykes

You've got to pick a pocket or two

When I see, someone rich

Both my thumbs, start to itch.

Only to find some peace of mind

I have to pick a pocket or two!

You've got to pick a pocket or two

Boys, you've got to pick a pocket

Or two!

Just to find some peace of mind

You've got to pick a pocket or two