The Proclaimers King of the Road Lyrics

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Trailer 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 the children and all of their names
Every handout in every town
And every lock that ain't locked when no one's around
I sing

Trailer 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

Trailer 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

Trailer for sale or rent
Rooms to let fifty cents
No phone, no pool, no pets…

King of the Road Track Listing
7" Vinyl 1
  • 1 King of the Road
  • 2 Long Black Veil
  • 3 Lulu Selling Tea
  • 4 Not Ever


  • Written by: Roger Miller
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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