The Proclaimers King of the Road Lyrics

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
  • 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…



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

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