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Travelin' Man Lyrics

Artist: Ricky Nelson


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 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

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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
Comments/Interpretations
by thedelster on 6/22/2008 10:56am
THE LAST TIME I CHECKED, WAIKIKI IS A HAWAIIAN BEACH...SO WHAT IS HE DOING THERE WITH HIS POLYNESIAN BABY?
by Wolfgang on 7/13/2008 3:39pm
and further more: the young lady down in Berlin town is a "Fräulein" ä - "Umlaut" can be written as "Fraeulein" if you cannot use an 'umlaut' letter as it is used in German...
by salamander on 7/27/2008 10:44pm
@thedelster: Uhm. Last time I checked, Hawaii is considered part of the Polynesian triangle.

So, what are you doing posting a message such as yours without doing a modicum of due diligence ? (hint: google is your friend)
by bright side on 9/3/2008 5:45pm
hush! this is a mushy lovey song - don't spoil it with technicalities. sit back and enjoy. cheers.
by Hawaiian Eye on 10/19/2008 4:16pm
Hawaiian people are considered Polynesian.
by The old Aussie bloke on 12/15/2008 6:41am
By crikey's mate, what's a flamin' bunch of wallopers going on about? sit back and relax, take you fist of the joystick, and pleasue your ears heart mind and soul insteaad of finding faults with a simple lovey tune such as this little beauty. If you don't like it mate well flamin' bugger off ok!
by LOLCOW on 3/28/2009 4:19pm
I iz be trolling your lyrics!
by Polynesian Babe on 5/19/2009 7:57am
Quite right Hawaiian eye, Pacific Ocean - Polynesia.
Enjoy the lyrics, forget the interpretation.
by :-) on 8/2/2009 12:36pm
love song eh? girls in every port?
that's a lot of love
by ssds on 9/23/2009 10:27pm
best song ever fuck who dosent like it
by jobber on 9/24/2010 8:36am
poetic / artistic license
by IonRAge on 9/28/2010 1:03pm
You people are too funny! :)
by RickysGirl on 10/10/2010 4:16pm
One of the best songers everrr. All his songs are amazing - the best. I absolutely love Ricky Nelson. <3
by Navy Retired on 10/20/2010 6:48am
After 20yrs I retired. I was in 9 different Ports of Call while I was in... I had a girlfriend in each.. As well as the one waiting that I came back an married! My baby brother had just enough of a mean streak to keep giving them our mailing addresses when we would follow my job around. After fifteen years, my wife almost divorced me, due to the hot, steamy letters I kept getting.. My brother finally slipped to a woman who told my wife how they kept getting our where-abouts... lol Very True Story!
by moochie Bantonni on 9/20/2011 8:04pm
Are we in a grammar class or early Rock Class. Please..enjoy the song and the good ole times that were. A hell of a lot better music than we have today.
by Nephat Njeru on 11/6/2011 2:50pm
What a melody. I can listen to it over and over again. Talk of music that has stood the test of time and this one tops the list.
by Carolyn on 12/6/2011 8:32pm
I agree with Nephat Njeru, i can listen to it all over n over n over again and i still does now. When this music was created, i bet the person is in a very very good and dreamy mood, just lovely when Ricky Nelson add the voice to a perfect finish touch to the song. I am fortunate to have come across this song and i can't get it out of my mind!
by Dano in OPKS on 5/14/2012 12:43pm
The fist 45 I ever purchased. Think I was twelve with an active imagination.
by Rds Sailo on 8/13/2012 9:27pm
"This song reminds me that what love means to the girls who does'nt get what they have had been waiting...how broken hearted they would be!"...anyway this is one good lovely song.,keep up the good life...
by rquinton on 10/15/2012 9:08am
travelin man was first offered to and turned down by sam cook. it became ricky nelsons biggest hit.
by The Poose on 9/18/2013 10:35am
So no comments on the objectification and sterotyping of women? And since when is Berlin a port of call? I reckon this was a bone tossed in to lighten up the Cold War mood at the time.
by The Poose on 9/18/2013 10:46am
Where is the ''cute little jungle bunny'' from Botswana?
by rosellekoykas on on 1/19/2014 11:58am
one of ricky nelsons besthitsto quote an old tv showits gotagood beat and you can danceto,it and mostofall youm can listen to it without getting a headache better than the garbagethey mpu out today
by Pisces54 on 2/18/2014 12:39am
Always LOVED Ricky Nelson's songs. This is one of many. They had songs in that time which I understand.
by Live life on 3/12/2014 11:35am
lovely Tune!
by Flu-Bird on 8/8/2014 6:21am
Heard this on the adio when we were still getting AM Radio
by piemanbry@yahoo.co.uk on 10/19/2014 4:30am
i still use the song on karaoke.and rickys.version of fools rush in.


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