Arkansas Traveler was a favorite when I was a kid. My lesson on December 11, 1952 was Arkansas Traveler. I have been looking at my old accordion music to play on my new little Weltmeister acoustic accordion. I found several I play over and over when is was young. Where we ever young? LOL I thought I would have more fun with it with the Roland FR 4X and all of its neat sounds. I had fun – I hope it might bring a smile to your face. “The Arkansas Traveler” was the state song of Arkansas from 1949 to 1963; it has been the state historical song since 1987. The music was composed in the 19th century by Colonel Sanford C.