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"Travelin' Man" is a single by Ricky Nelson, an American singer. It was written by songwriter Jerry Fuller. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100; its b-side, "Hello Mary Lou", reached number nine on the same chart.[1]

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The song details the loves of a traveling man. They were: a "pretty señorita" in Mexico, an eskimo in Alaska, a fraulein 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. The song was produced by Joe Johnson who was also famous for The Champs recording of "Tequila". Joe was the owner of 4 star music and Challenge Records in Nashville.

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  • A cover was released by Jacky Ward in 1982, reaching #32 on the US country chart.
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