A Beginning is hardly a song. More correctly, it is a short composition by George Martin, the Beatles' producer and sometime musical contributor to their recordings. Martin felt that Ringo's song, Don't Pass Me By, lacked an introduction. Martin dashed off this fragment for that purpose. Curiously, the piece did not make its way into Don't Pass Me By, but was used instead as a lead-in to Eleanor Rigby in the Beatles' animated film, Yellow Submarine. When the time came for Anthology 3, a new Beatles song was slated to be used (called Now and Then), but instead this fragment was inserted. It bore Martin's original, generic name, A Beginning.