“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.
Hello Mary Lou