King of the Road — Roger Miller

King of the Road — Roger Miller

Trailers for sale or rent
Rooms to let, fifty cents
No phone, no pool, no pets
I ain’t got no cigarettes
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 suit 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

Trailers for sale or rent
Rooms to let, fifty cents
No phone, no pool, no pets
I ain’t got no cigarettes
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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Brian V. Lee provides bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, business turnaround, and litigation services to clients in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. Brian was the Washington, D.C. state chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys from 2016 to 2018.