Travelin' Man
Rick Nelson Lyrics


I'm a travelin' man
I've made a lot of stops all over the world
And in every part I own the heart
Of at least one lovely girl

I've a pretty Seniorita waiting for me
Down in old Mexico
If you're ever in Alaska stop and see
My cute little Eskimo
Oh my sweet Fraulien down in Berlin town
Makes my heart start to yearn
And my China doll down in old Hong Kong
Waits for my return

Pretty Polynesian baby over the sea
I remember the night
When we walked in the sands of the Waikiki
And I held you oh so tight

Oh my sweet Fraulien down in Berlin town
Makes my heart start to yearn
And my China doll down in old Hong Kong
Waits for my return

Pretty Polynesian baby over the sea
I remember the night
When we walked in the sands of the Waikiki
And I held you oh so tight

Oh, I'm a travelin' man
Yes, I'm a travelin' man

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Written by: LEON R. WILKESON, RONNIE VAN ZANT

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You Know My Name

I'm a travelin' man and I've made a lot of stops
All over the world
And in every part I own the heart
Of at least one lovely girl

I've a pretty Señorita waiting for me
Down in old Mexico
If you're ever in Alaska stop and see
My cute little Eskimo

Oh, my sweet Fraulein down in Berlin town
Makes my heart start to yearn
And my China doll down in old Hong Kong
Waits for my return

Pretty Polynesian baby over the sea
I remember the night
When we walked in the sands of the Waikiki
And I held you, oh so tight

Oh, my sweet Fraulien down in Berlin town
Makes my heart start to yearn
And my China doll down in old Hong Kong
Waits for my return

Pretty Polynesian baby over the sea
I remember the night
When we walked in the sands of the Waikiki
And I held you, oh so tight

Oh, I'm a travelin' man
Yes, I'm a travelin' man
Yes, I'm a travelin' man
Whoa, I'm a travelin' man



sauquoit13456

Sixty years ago today in 1961 {May 29th} "Travelin' Man" by Ricky Nelson peaked at #1 {for 2 non-consecutive weeks} on Billboard's Top 100 chart...
"Running Scared" by Roy Orbison replaced "Travelin' Man" at #1 for one week, then Ricky regained the top spot...
One month later on June 25th, 1961, "Travelin' Man" also peaked at #1 {for 5 weeks} on the Australian Kent Music Report chart...
Between 1957 and 1973 the Teaneck, New Jersey native had fifty-three songs make the Top 100 chart, seventeen made the Top 10 with two reaching #1, Poor Little Fool" for two weeks in July of 1958 and the above "Travelin' Man"...
He just missed having two more #1 records when both his "Teenager's Romance" peaked at #2 for one week in June of 1957 and "Stood Up" peaked at #2 for three weeks in January of 1958...
Ricky Nelson, born Eric Hilliard Nelson, passed away at the young age of 45 on December 31st, 1985...
May he R.I.P.
And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of Billboard's Top 10 on May 29th, 1961:
At #2. "Daddy's Home" by Shep and the Limelites
#3. "Running Scared" by Roy Orbison
#4. "Mama Said" by The Shirelles
#5. "Mother-In-Law" Ernie K-Doe {was the #1 record the previous week}
#6. "Runaway" by Del Shannon
#7. "Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart" by Connie Francis
#8. "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" by Gene McDaniels
#9. "I Feel So Bad" by Elvis Presley
#10. "Tragedy" by The Fleetwoods



Taylor Paige

I'm a travelin' man 
I've made a lot of stops all over the world 
And in every port I own the heart 
Of at least one lovely girl

I've a pretty Señorita waiting for me 
Down in old Mexico 
If you're ever in Alaska stop and see 
My cute little Eskimo

Oh, my sweet Fraulein down in Berlin town 
Makes my heart start to yearn 
And my China doll down in old Hong Kong 
Waits for my return

Pretty Polynesian baby over the sea 
I remember the night 
When we walked in the sands of the Waikiki 
And I held you, oh so tight

Oh, my sweet Fraulien down in Berlin town 
Makes my heart start to yearn 
And my China doll down in old Hong Kong 
Waits for my return

Pretty Polynesian baby over the sea 
I remember the night 
When we walked in the sands of the Waikiki 
And I held you oh so tight

Oh, I'm a travelin' man 
Yes, I'm a travelin' man
Yes, I'm a travelin' man
Whoa, I'm a travelin' man



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mkl62

This hit from Ricky Nelson went to #1 on the Top 40 charts, the Cash Box charts, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. It went to #2 in the United Kingdom. It would finish at #23 for the year, 1961. The numbers get smaller and the hits get bigger. Who will be #1? Will Percy Faith repeat? Or will a new act take the torch? Stay tuned.

LongXiong

Although I was born in the 1990's, I can tell that Ricky Nelson was one heck of a man. Never heard this song until my high school years. We need more people who still makes these kinda music, classy and catchy!

Rick Oom

@christine wingerter God bless your Mom❤️ my mom was such a fan she named me after him. I guess he captivated a lot of ladies lol

christine wingerter

wish i would have lived in those days. ricky nelson was cute

christine wingerter

this is my moms favorite ricky nelson song she just loves ricky nelson. she will be meeting him soon in heaven.we love you mom.

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ChihuahuaboyDH

A great song by Ricky Nelson! This was one of my dad's favorite songs...& he loved to sing it to death whenever it came on the radio!

Here's to you, Dad! R.I.P..

Tracy Benitez

ChihuahuaboyDH same

huartful

I was 9

jennifur sun

sorry from me too. comming up on 22 and a few months over this June since i lost mine

war wes

Sorry for your loss man

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