"With a Little Help from My Friends" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, featured on the 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band".
Written by the famous duo Lennon-McCartney, the song was intended for the band’s drummer Ringo Starr, who played "Billy Shears". Recorded in March 1967 for the label Parlophone, "With a Little Help from My Friends" has been produced by George Martin.
Intended to be "a little craft job" for Ringo Starr, Lennon admitted that "With a Little Help from My Friends" was written from McCartney’s original ideas and was originally name "Bad Finger Boogie".
The song has a limited range and is written as a conversation with Starr, the band members asking Ringo Starr questions such as "Would you believe in love at first sight?".
Engineered by Geoff Emerick, the song features Ringo Starr as the lead vocal, who also played the tambourine, backed by McCartney, Lennon and lead guitarist George Harrison. George Martin, the producer, also played a Hammond organ.
"With a Little Help from My Friends" has been covered over fifty times, getting at the top of the UK charts in 1968 with Joe Cocker’s version, in 1983 with The Beach Boy’s version, in 1988 by Wet Wet Wet and finally Sam & Mark in 2004. In 2012, Mumford & Suns also covered it in a tour, repeating the same thing in 2013.
Ringo Starr performed the song live alongside Eric Clapton, Elton John and George Harrison in 1987, on the Wemley Arena in London. The movie "The Lathe of Heaven" from 1980 also features the song.
"With a Little Help from My Friends" by the Beatles can now be played on the piano, thanks to the free piano tab that is listed below. So, enjoy them to their fullest. Don’t forget to check our website regularly to stay in touch with new material!