Travelin’ Man

by Ricky Nelson

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"Travelin' Man" as recorded by Ricky Nelson

Drum sheet music transcribed by James Morton. Immediate PDF download.

1 page chart - $2.99

Difficulty Level: Beginner Genre: Classic Rock

Ricky Nelson grew up in front of television audiences on his family’s show, “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” “Travelin’ Man” was written by Jerry Fuller, while waiting for his wife in a park. With an atlas with him, he looked up different places around the world as he wrote the song. After pitching the song to Sam Cooke’s manager, who threw it in the trash, Ricky’s bass player Joe Osbourne, heard it, retrieved it, and the rest is history.

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All the drum sheet music found on this page and throughout the site are full, note-for-note transcriptions transcribed by James Morton--long-time professional drummer, author of over a dozen books with Mel Bay Publications, and creator of the "Rock Charts" column formerly found in Modern Drummer--over the course of his 40+ year career.

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