King Of The Road Uke tab by Roger Miller

5 Chords used in the song: C, F, G7, G, C7

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King Of The Road

C C F F G7 G7 C C
Trailer for sale or rent. Rooms to let for fifty cents.
C C F F G7 G7 G G
No phone, no party, no pets; I ain't got no cigarettes.
C C F F
Ah, but two hours of pushing broom
G7 G7 C C
Buys an eight by twelve, four-bit room.
C7 C7 G7 G7 C C
I'm a man of means by no means: King of the Road.

C C F F G7 G7 C C
Third boxcar, midnight train; destination: Bangor, Maine.
C C F F G7 G7
Old worn-out suit and shoes; I don't pay no union dues.
C C F F G7 G7 C C
I smoke old stogies I have found; short but not too big around.
C7 C7 F F G7 G7 C C
I'm a man of means by no means: King of the Road.

C C F F
I know every engineer on every train,
G7 G7 C C
All of the children and all of their names,
C C F F
And every handout in every town,
G7 G7
And every lock that ain't locked when no one's a-round.

C C F F G7 G7 C C
Trailer for sale or rent. Rooms to let for fifty cents.
C C F F G7 G7 G G
No phone, no party, no pets; I ain't got no cigarettes.
C C F F
Ah, but two hours of pushing broom
G7 G7 C C
Buys an eight by twelve, four-bit room.
C7 C7 G7 G7 C C
I'm a man of means by no means: King of the Road.

C C F F
I know every engineer on every train,
G7 G7 C C
All of the children and all of their names,
C C F F
And every handout in every town,
G7 G7
And every lock that ain't locked when no one's a-round.

C C F F G7 G7 C C
Trailer for sale or rent. Rooms to let for fifty cents.
C C F F G7 G7 G G
No phone, no party, no pets; I ain't got no cigarettes.
C C F F
Ah, but two hours of pushing broom
G7 G7 C C
Buys an eight by twelve, four-bit room.
C7 C7 G7 G7 C C
I'm a man of means by no means: King of the Road.

G7 G7 C C
King of the Road

G7 G7 C C
King of the Road

 

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chrisjay avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Gilmer)
no phone , no POOL, no pets.
03 Jan 2019
nadagordon avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Brooklyn)
if you play an F chord at the second "by no means" it sounds better
09 Aug 2016
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The ultimate descriptive hobo song! This song really hits home for those of us whom have riden the rails!