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String Along by Rick Nelson

Ricky Nelson String Along

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Rick Nelson was a rock and roll idol as well as a TV and movie star. One of his earlier rock and roll hits and what has become one of the great golden odies was “String Along,” a song about a girl who uses dating you to go on to someone else. The song was written by songwriter Jimmy Duncan (“My Special Angel”) and musician’s musician jazz vocalist Robert Glen “Bobby” Doyle. “String Along” charted in 1959 for Fabian in the top 40. Rick Nelson covered it in 1963, releasing it as the B-Side to “Gypsy Woman.” His version reached #25 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #17 on Cash Box, and #26 in Australia. It’s a wonderful vocal, and he sounds a lot like his dad, Ozzie.

Rick Nelson was both a musician and an actor, starring with his family in the long-running television series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952-1966), as well as co-starring alongside John Wayne and Dean Martin in Howard Hawks’ Western feature film Rio Bravo (1959). Nelson’s discography includes 36 albums and 91 singles.  He had 53 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1957 and 1973.

Here are the lyrics to “String Along” by Ricky Nelson:

“String along that’s all I am it’s just your string along
Someone that you just seem to bring along
Whenever you are all alone
Need some company you always turn to me

String along that’s all I do you’re sort of string along
You never seem to notice
I’m alone, I just want you to want me too
How I hope and pray that you’ll need me someday

String along that’s all I am it’s just your string along
Someone that you just seem to bring along
Whenever you are all alone
Need some company you always turn to me

Treat me wrong and maybe soon you’ll lose your string along
Someone may come and bring a love that’s strong
And wanna string along with me
I’ll find somebody who won’t treat me like you do

String along that’s all I am it’s just your string along
Someone that you just seem to bring along”

If you are interested in purchasing and listening to more music by Rick Nelson, please consider this: Rick Nelson – Greatest Hits

For More Golden Oldies Music

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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