king of the road

Roger Miller


Subject: KingOfTheRoad.crd

Date:  Sat, 9 Jan 1993 00:19:00 -0500

Artist: Roger Miller
Title:  King Of The Road
Year:   1964

                       KING OF THE ROAD

               Words and Music by Roger Miller

Chords used:

    C   C7  F   G7
e --0---0---1---1---
B --1---1---1---0---
G --0---3---2---0---
D --2---2---3---0---
A --3---3---x---2---
E --x---x---x---3---

| - denotes the start or end of a measure.

4/4 time:  Key of C
Moderately, with a bounce

|C                                |F                          |
1,3.     Trail - er___   for       sale   or    rent,___
2.       Third   box__   car       mid - night  train,__

|G7                               |C                          |
      Rooms___   to   let___       fif - ty    cents.__
      Des   -    ti - na - tion:   Ban - gor,  Maine.__

|C                                |F                          |
          No     phone,__   no     pool,  no    pets;__
          Old    worn___    out    suit   and   shoes;_

|G7                               |G7                         |
      I    ain't    got    no      cig - a - rettes,_  Ah, but
      I    don't    pay    no      un - ion  dues.__   I smoke

|C                                |F                          |
       two    hours_    of         push - ing   broom__ buys a 
       old    sto   -   gies       I      have  found,_

|G7                               |C                          |
       eight__    by     twelve    four  bit  room.__   I'm  a
       Short__    but   not  too   big    a - round.__  I'm  a

|C7                               |F                          |
          man             of       means   by    no   means,    
          man             of       means   by    no   means,    

|G7                               |C                          |
            King___    Of   The    Road.      (see note below)
            King___    Of   The    Road.              I  know


(Continuation of 2nd verse only)
|C                                |F                          |
 ev - er - y  en - gi - neer  on   ev - er - y    train,__

|G7                               |C                          |
 all  of  the   chil - dren  and   all  of  their  names,  and

|C                                |F                          |
 ev - er - y    hand - out   in    ev - er - y    town,__  and

|G7                                |G7                        |
 ev-'ry lock that ain't locked when no one's a-round.  I sing

(Go back to the top and do the 3rd verse)


Note: Upon reaching this point in the song --
      (1) after the 1st verse, go back to the top and do the 2nd verse.
      (2) after the 3rd verse, stop (the song is over).
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                   KING OF THE ROAD
                     (R. Miller)



Bb            Eb           F              Bb  
  Trailer for sale or rent, rooms to let, fifty cents,
               Eb            F
  No phone, no pool, no pets, I ain't got no cigarettes, ah but
Bb             Eb                  F         Bb
  Two hours of pushing broom buys a eight by twelve fourbit room,
               Eb                F            Bb
  I'm a man of means by no means, King of the Road
  
  
Bb              Eb             F            Bb
  Third box car midnight train, destination Bangor, Maine,
               Eb             F               Bb
  Old worn out suit and shoes, I don't pay no union dues, I smoke
              Eb           F                   Bb
  Old stogies I have found, short, but not too big around,
               Eb                F            Bb
  I'm a man of means by no means, King of the Road
  
         B                 E
  I know every engineer on every train,
  F#                      B
  All of the children and all of their names
                       E
  And every handout in every town
      F#
  And ev'ry lock that ain't locked when
  
  No one's around I sing ...

B             E            F#             B  
  Trailer for sale or rent, rooms to let, fifty cents,
               E             F#
  No phone, no pool, no pets, I ain't got no cigarettes, ah but
B              E                   F#               B
  Two hours of pushing broom buys a eight by twelve fourbit room,
               E                 F#           B
  I'm a man of means by no means, King of the Road

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