Ricky Nelson Is A Travelin’ Man


“Travelin’ Man” is a single by Ricky Nelson. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100; its b-side, “Hello Mary Lou”, reached number nine on the same chart.

The song details the loves of a traveling man. They were a “pretty señorita” in Mexico, an Eskimo in Alaska, a fräulein in Berlin, a china doll in Hong Kong, and a Polynesian in Waikiki. There were others as well, “in every port … at least one,” mentioned obliquely during the opening verse.

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Side One

Travelin’ Man

Side Two

Hello Mary Lou

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