“King Of The Road” released by Roger Miller

Trailers for sale or rent

Rooms to let … fifty cents.

No phone, no pool, no pets

I ain’t got no cigarettes

Ah, but .. two hours of pushin’ broom

Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room

I’m a man of means by no means

King of the road.

 

Third boxcar, midnight train

Destination … Bangor, Maine.

Old worn out suits and shoes,

I don’t pay no union dues,

I smoke old stogies I have found

Short, but not too big around

I’m a man of means by no means

King of the road.

 

I know every engineer on every train

All of their children, and all of their names

And every handout in every town

And every lock that ain’t locked

When no one’s around.

 

I sing,

Trailers for sale or rent

Rooms to let, fifty cents

No phone, no pool, no pets

I ain’t got no cigarettes

Ah, but, two hours of pushin’ broom

Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room

I’m a man of means by no means

King of the road.

 

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  1. “King of the Road” was written and originally recorded by Roger Miller in 1964. It was released in January 1965 reaching Number 1 in the US Billboard Hot Country Singles, the US Billboard Easy Listening, and the UK Singles Chart.

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