EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘King of the Road’ – Roger Miller

What was the number one song in the UK on 13th May 1965?

American singer, Roger Miller was number one with King of the Road for 1 week.

Finger clicks at the ready, here’s King of the Road. It’s an incredibly catchy song with a satisfying easy flow from each line to the next. It’s been covered by countless artists and understandably so. Roger Miller did an absolutely fantastic job of writing a song that crossed over easily from country tune into a commercial chart success. It’s fun, it’s short, it’s simple and it is undeniably a classic.

Lyrics

Trailers 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 their children, and all of their names
And every hand out in every town
And every lock that ain’t locked when no one’s around
I sing, trailers 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
Trailers 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

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