Wm Pollock's Pianobook

King of the Road

Roger Miller

    [CHORUS]
C            F             
Trailers for sale or rent
G                 C
...Rooms to let...fifty cents.
             F
No phone, no pool, no pets
G
I ain't got no cigarettes
         C            F
Ah, but..two hours of pushin' broom
        G               C
Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room
             F                        
I'm a man of means by no means
G              C
...King of the road.

[Verse 1]
C             F              
Third boxcar, midnight train
G               C
..Destination...Bangor, Maine.
             F  
Old worn out suit and shoes,
G
I don't pay no union dues,
        C           F            
I smoke old stogies I have found
G                  C
Short, but not too big around
      C         F                 
I'm a man... of means by no means
G              C
...King of the road.

[Bridge]
C                        F      
I know every engineer on every train
G                          C    
All of their children, and all of their names
                     F
And every handout in every town
G
And every lock that ain't locked when no one's around.

I sing, 

[Chorus]