About The Song

“King of the Road” is a classic country and folk song performed by the talented singer-songwriter Roger Miller. Released in 1964, the song became one of Miller’s most iconic and enduring hits.

Written by Miller himself, “King of the Road” tells the story of a carefree wanderer who embraces a life of freedom and simplicity, despite his lack of material possessions. The song’s lyrics humorously depict the protagonist’s resourcefulness and ingenuity as he navigates life on the road, hitchhiking, and finding shelter in cheap motels and boxcars.

With its catchy melody, upbeat tempo, and clever wordplay, “King of the Road” resonated with audiences and quickly climbed the charts, reaching the top spot on the country music charts and crossing over to the pop charts.

Miller’s laid-back vocal delivery and the song’s catchy chorus contributed to its widespread popularity, earning critical acclaim and numerous awards, including Grammy Awards for Best Country & Western Recording and Best Country & Western Song in 1965.

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“King of the Road” has since become a timeless classic in the country music genre, beloved by fans and covered by numerous artists over the years. Its themes of freedom, adventure, and the joy of simple living continue to resonate with audiences, making it a beloved favorite among country music enthusiasts of all ages.

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Lyrics

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Trailer’s for sale or rentRooms to let, 50 centsNo phone, no pool, no petsI ain’t got no cigarettes
Ah, but, two hours of pushin’ broomBuys an eight by twelve four-bit roomI’m a man of means by no meansKing of the road
Third boxcar, midnight trainDestination Bangor, MaineOld, worn out suit and shoesI don’t pay no union dues
I smoke old stogies I have foundShort, but not too big aroundI’m a man of means by no meansKing of the road
I know every engineer on every trainAll of their children, and all of their namesAnd every handout in every townEvery lock that ain’t locked, when no one’s around
I sing, trailers for sale or rentRooms to let, 50 centsNo phone, no pool, no petsI ain’t got no cigarettes
Ah, but, two hours of pushin’ broomBuys an eight by twelve four-bit roomI’m a man of means by no meansKing of the road
Trailers for sale or rentRooms to let, 50 centsNo phone, no pool, no petsI ain’t got no cigarettesAh, but, two hours of pushin’ broom buys…

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