“Don’t Pass Me By” is a song by the Beatles from the double album The Beatles (also known as the White Album). Lead vocals were performed by Ringo Starr. It was Starr’s first solo composition.
The song debuted at No. 1 in Denmark in April 1969. It stayed in the Top 10 for a month.
Starr first played his song for the other Beatles soon after he joined the group in August 1962. Its earliest public mention seems to have been in a BBC chatter session introducing “And I Love Her” on the radio show Top Gear in 1964. In the conversation, Starr was asked if he had written a song and Paul McCartney mocked him soon afterwards, singing the first line “Don’t pass me by, don’t make me cry, don’t make me blue, baby.”