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Roger Miller

Roger Miller, Sr. (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, widely known for his novelty songs and country/pop hits.

He began his career as a songwriter in the late 1950s, writing songs for the likes of Jim Reeves. After he reached the peak of his fame in the mid-1960s, he contined to record and tour, charting his final top 20 country hit “Old Friends” with Willie Nelson in 1982. Later in his life, he wrote the music and lyrics for the 1985 award winning Broadway musical Big River, in which he acted.

Roger Miller was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1995.

 

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Backing Tracks

Chug A LugDang MeEngine Number NineHusbands And WivesKansas City StarKing Of The RoadWalking In The SunshineYou Can’t Rollerskate In A Buffalo Herd

Lyrics

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 clothes 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 their children, and all of their names
And every handout 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 …..