Monday, 26 February 2018

Well I have lots of potential then!

King of the Road by Roger Miller – a real earworm of a song

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.

Before Roger Miller hit the big time, he was known to say that 'one day I'm gonna write a song so big they'll play it at ball games'.  And this song was it.

Head on over to this YouTube clip – but be warned this tune will stick.

Roger Miller was born in Texas and was raised in Oklahoma.  He was a generous man and other song writers used to follow him about to pick up lines for songs. He married 3 times and had 9 children – some might think that he was a glutton for punishment.  Sadly we lost Roger to cancer in 1992.