Old Worn Out Suit And Shoes

Old Worn Out Suit And Shoes

I am looking forward to discovering the song choices for today’s Song Lyric Sunday theme. I have opted for “suit” from the selection of words Jim gave us. I immediately thought of a song that I first heard covered by Dean Martin (but originally by Roger Miller).

Roger Miller write a humourous song about a man without means, and the life of freedom he lead. “King Of The Road” has been covered by many artists, but I imply adore Dean Martin’s vocals on this track. I found a video that was a real hoot to watch – both Dean Martin and Roger Miller sing the track – but with a very different stage. Enjoy your Sunday.

Credits: Roger Miller

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 a
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 suit 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 the 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 a
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 a
Eight by twelve four-bit room...
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6 thoughts on “Old Worn Out Suit And Shoes

  1. I’ve always loved this song by Roger Miller. I’ve never heard Dean di it, but he’s good at it. He did a lot of country music in his day, and I even think he was in a few westerns.

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