The Beatles Albums- Don’t Pass Me By


Don’t Pass Me By


Don’t Pass Me By

I listen for your footsteps
Coming up the drive
Listen for your footsteps
But they don’t arrive
Waiting for your knock dear
On my old front door
I don’t hear it
Does it mean you don’t love me any more.

I hear the clock a’ticking
On the mantel shelf
See the hands a’moving
But I’m by myself
I wonder where you are tonight
And why I’m by myself
I don’t see you
Does it mean you don’t love me any more.

Don’t pass me by don’t make me cry don’t make me blue
‘Cause you know darling I love only you
You’ll never know it hurt me so
How I hate to see you go
Don’t pass me by don’t make me cry

I’m sorry that I doubted you
I was so unfair
You were in a car crash
And you lost your hair
You said you would be late
About an hour or two
I said that’s alright I’m waiting here
Just waiting to hear from you.




Don’t Pass Me By

Working titles: Ringo’s Tune, This is Some Friendly
Written by: Ringo Starr (100%)
(credited as Richard Starkey) Recorded: June 5 (Studio 3, Abbey Road Studios, London, England), June 6 and July 12 (Studio 2, Abbey Road Studios, London, England), 1968

Mixed: June 6, July 12, and October 11, 1968
Length: 3:45
Takes: 7


Paul McCartney: piano (Challen upright, 1905 Steinway Vertegrand “Mrs. Mills”), bass (1964 Rickenbacker 4001S)
Ringo Starr: lead vocal (double-tracked), drums (Ludwig), piano (1905 Steinway Vertegrand “Mrs. Mills”), sleigh bells
Jack Fallon: violin
Available on: (CDs in bold)

The Beatles (a/k/a “The White Album”; UK: Apple PMC 7067-8; US: Apple SWBO 101; Parlophone CDP 7 46443 2; CDP 7 46444 2 About.com

This was Ringo’s first song that he wrote by himself, in 1964. From time to time The Beatles thought of recording it, but didn’t get around to it until 1968. This is one good example of the differences in the stereo and mono versions. Lennon and McCartney experimented with the track and the two versions run at recognizably different speeds with instrumental variations in the overdubs. iamthebeatles.com

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