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You can play along in the same key as The Beatles in the 1st video in GCEA tuning if you put your capo on the 1st fret!
Ringo 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 of the refrain, "Don't pass me by, don't make me cry, don't make me blue, baby."
****REVISED July 21, 2019 - SR****