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The Dubs Don’t Ask Me to be Lonely

The Dubs Don't Ask Me to be Lonely

Doo Wop Music

Ah, the romantic songs and sweet harmonies of doo wop. The song was written by Hiram Johnson and Richard Blandon. Group members changed over the years, but for this track, they were Blandon, Cleveland Stills, Billy Carlisle, James Miller, and Thomas Gardner. In 1957, the song made onto the U.S. Billboard Pop Chart at #72, although it did not place on the R&B Chart.

The Dubs formed in 1956 in the Harlem section of New York City. They also had success with “Could This Be Magic,” “Be Sure My Love,” and “Chapel of Dreams.”

Here are the lyrics to “Don’t Ask Me to be Lonely” by The Dubs:

“Ask me for the world
It doesn’t seem much
Ask me for the moon, dear
And I’ll reach out and touch

Anything for you, for you, dear, only
But please don’t ask me to be lonely

Ask me for the stars, dear
And I’ll do your command
Ask me for the diamonds
I’ll put them on your hand


I searched this world
This whole wide world
Looking for a girl such as you

I gave up my search
When I looked into
Pretty, pretty eyes of blue
Dooby dooby dooby

Ask me for the stars, dear
And I’ll do your command
Ask me for the diamonds
I’ll put them on your hand


Don’t ask me to be lonely”

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  1. […] For another song by The Dubs: “Don’t Ask Me to Be Lonely.” […]

    • Harvey Robbins, founder/pres. Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame of America says:

      As fine a group that there ever was. I had them on several of my concerts and inducted them into the Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame of America. Richard Blanton was one of the greatest leads of our era. One of his last concerts at the Stoughton (Mass.) Theatre, Richard was so frail as he held the mic stand for support, and yet his voice was pure as ever. My family wanted to give him chicken soup after the show. The kids in the future will not even know of true singers like Richard, Rudy West, Willie Winfield, Pooky Hudson, Tony Williams, and the greatest of all time, Clyde McPhatter, among so many other wonderful vocalists

  2. […] For another song by The Dubs: “Don’t Ask Me to Be Lonely.” […]

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