Travis, Randy - King Of The Road 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 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 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.





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Travis, Randy King Of The Road Comments
  1. Nathan Hoover

    Sleep with one eyes open like I'm fetty

  2. Mike Hughes

    Ah back in the day '69 '70, I worked in the city and so did my father. He used to take me in the morning (had to hitch hike home), and this song would come on and we'd both sing along. Some songs really brings back the memories and the feel of a long lost time.

  3. Hannah Binninger

    Nothing like roger Miller

  4. David Moun

    This is my favourite song and my uncle

    Friendly

    Music these days is trash

  5. AlleyCat67

    He did have to change it just a little to match his style but very true to the original. Love it!

  6. Cedric Barrey

    For randy , this was almost a third boxcar , midnight train , destination Heaven (. Referring to his stroke ) .

  7. Eliir Rii

    try not to sing

  8. T Porchia

    Very good

  9. DigitalPraise7

    Golden voice

  10. Valerie B

    Me and Randy go way back (at least in my mind)...we actually share the same birthday. When I was writing for a newspaper in Southern California, I interviewed him by phone a few days before a concert and we talked for an hour and a half. I just love the guy. And I listen to his vocals, and I'm stopped in my tracks. He washed dishes singing in a bar. Go Randy.

  11. Aslan Monn

    play it at speed 1.25. Its cool

    A. Mckay

    Haha nice

    TheJofrica

    Play it at .75x, he’s drunk

  12. Billy Gray

    Proper singer 👌

  13. Earl Driskill

    Sounds just as good as Roger Millers version

  14. JT oDaO

    This song always reminds me of my Dad. I miss you pops. ❤

  15. Nitin Singh

    I ain't got noooo cigarettesssss....

  16. Sensei Juan

    Randy will always be one of my favorite singers. What an amazing distinctive voice.

  17. Laura Pastel

    He's very impressed with annual entertainment good singing Randy Travis i was so same version musical every i heard of wonderful song.

  18. LakesideAmusementPro

    Easily the best version of this song.

  19. TheParchisi

    This may not be the best version, but it's my favorite. I think it was on a Burger King commercial. One of the first songs I ever downloaded in high school on Napster with my blazing 56k, took me around 10 tries since the connection kept getting interrupted. Listened to it over and over for months on end. My favorite is the second half when the background singers start singing "ooooooooooooo, ooooooooooooo."

  20. Mechaghostman2

    lmao That's fuckin' funny.

  21. Joseph Raider

    Masterpiece what a song😎

  22. Ms. Jen

    If you think you're going to push broom for 2 hours and rent your self a room you're living in the olden days with Randy.

  23. Randy Harr

    i enjoyed that.thx

  24. ThunderMotorsports34

    Kinda like Roger Millers better

  25. Leland Kieler

    This is a awesome song

  26. LARRY WAITE

    Great cover Randy & excellent bass performance too

  27. King Ace Hernandez

    To randy travis i say 👊💥YOU STOLE MY SONG!!!

  28. Allison Clark

    Throwback omg😭❣️

  29. Ashton Needler

    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 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
    I'm a man of means by no means, king of the road.

    david daigle

    Love Randy's version is the Best ! Now , if he could just pronounce ..Bangor , Maine right ....... I've just checked : Roger Miller / Dean Martin / and now , Randy ..... All 3 flubbed it ..... Here's a handy pronunciation -primer : Bang-Gore ...hint ... just say it all together ... Many singers say ... Banger ....lol ....

  30. Donna X

    Good ole days

  31. Anna ElvisFanNo1

    love it. Randy Travis is a fantastic singer. also love the collaboration with Josh Turner they sounded so well together

  32. jojorobino5312

    *I ain't got no cigarettes*

  33. Jaded Star

    How can 15 people not like this song??

    jojorobino5312

    Because they are fucking tasteless.

    Jaded Star

    +jojorobino5312 Or maybe deaf

    Dan Living

    Jaded Star or not American🇺🇸🇺🇸

    Billy Gray

    Because they don't know about good music

  34. Marshal6000

    My fav version!

  35. SV67943

    I _thought_ I remembered him covering this one. I think I know Randy Travis' version better than the Roger Miller one.

    Jaded Star

    Randy did it better

  36. Georgia Panfishing

    How does this literally have 94,000 views

    Georgia Panfishing

    +Detector Boy Only 94000 views i mean

    Kevin Hays

    I only listen to it once every day. That's only 365 times a year. actually, there's a few days each year I don't listen to it, but a few I listen to it twice.

    patrick thomsen

    Detector Boy ur mom has 9999999999 fuckers

    patrick thomsen

    Detector Boy

    lauren pearson

    Shut up silly boys country is mint and retards like use that's actually took the time to listen to it knows it's a good song so pipe down weirdo he's a legand

  37. Randy Harr

    one of oldest fav,randy travis.his is  better than others

  38. Snoopy's Biggest Fan

    Why do they keep mispronouncing "Bangor, Maine"?  It's "bang-gore," not "banger"!

    Snoopy's Biggest Fan

    Well, it doesn't make sense to pronounce Missouri as "Mizzooruh"!

    waxwaterloo

    Snoopy's Biggest Fan yet that's exactly how locals there pronounce it.

    Snoopy's Biggest Fan

    I was born and raised in Maine, so the mispronunciation of "Bangor" really bothers me.  No one in Maine calls it "banger"!

    Kevin Hays

    No reason to walk around mad, instead, get even with these southern guys who butcher the name of your town. For now on refer to their state as Alabami.

    Mark Cochrane

    Accents, buddy

  39. Ronan Bennett

    I learned this is school when I was 9 :)

  40. peacemaker warrior

    The voice is unbelievably shocking and powerful.

  41. racketman2u

    great take on Roger Miller's classic.

    Alan Japes

    Equal to Roger Miller. Maybe a hair better.

  42. Anthony siler

    Nice job Josh Turner great work Randy Travis

  43. boozen123

    no phone, no pool , no pets

  44. Coya The Dinosaur

    Me and my brother love this song :3

    Coya The Dinosaur

    and we are only 13 :3

  45. Marian Hickman

    Love Randy, Love his voice

  46. Wayne Eldon Ludvickson II

    Nice voice.

  47. Islay Brown

    Haha like the (legally) bit!!

  48. Caleb Cain

    lol this is one of my favorite songs and I can't even drive! (legally)

  49. Islay Brown

    Love this song and I'm only 20 :D

    Cori RedThunder

    islay brown now you're 25! Do you still love this song lol? I do and im 30

  50. dcarbomb

    The new verse is bout wreaking your Trans AM stark naked and getting arrested... Way to Randy

  51. 82prettyrock

    my theme song.