Michael Howitt

When he was a co-host on The Mike Douglas Show on Aug 11/69, Roger Miller revealed that the first line of this song came when he was driving in Indiana and saw a sign offering trailers for sale or rent. Then he said, “I was doing a show in a place you probably never heard of called Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and I saw a statue of a hobo in a cigar shop where I was staying. I purchased it and took it to my room and wrote the song”. He has also said he wrote the song in Boise, Idaho, which is much more identifiable for his American fans. Miller’s widow has said she’s not sure and that the Kitchener story could very well be true. This is a cover of “King of the Road”.

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