The Beatles Song Of The Day– Don’t Pass Me By

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The Beatles Song of the Day is Don’t Pass Me By. Don’t Pass Me By is on side 2 of The White Album. It was the first composition written totally by Ringo Starr. The song was written in India.  Ringo had been kicking this song around since shortly after joining The Beatles in 1962. Titles it was called before Don’t Pass Me By- were Ringo’s Tune and Some Kind of Friendly. It is a country and western tune with a bluegrass fiddle included. It was also a song that  supposedly had a hint in the entire ‘Paul Is Dead” episode- with the lines ” I’m sorry that I doubted you I was so unfair. You were in a car crash and you lost your hair.” As Clint Eastwood said in one of his Dirty Harry movies “A person has to know his limitations” and Ringo knew he wasn’t a songwriter. He was great at what he was good at playing the drums for The Beatles and being the glue that helped to keep them together and give them the great chemistry that had.  It was released as a single in Scandinavia and went to #1.Ringo Starr: vocal, drums, sleigh bell and piano: Paul McCartney: piano and bass. Jack Fallon-violin. Produced by George Martin.

  • rating ** stars out of 5 stars.
  • recorded on June 5,6, 12 and 22nd, 1968.
  • was never released as a single.
  • length of recording 3:51.
  • the song was ranked by critic Bill Wyman as #192 out of 213 Beatles songs- on the other lists it made no one’s Top 100.

 

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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 anymore?
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 anymore?
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,
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 that 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, 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,
I hate to see you go.
Don’t pass me by, don’t make me cry.
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,
I hate to see you go.
Don’t pass me by, don’t make me cry.
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