This Boy was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and was first recorded by The Beatles in 1963. An instrumental version of the song was recorded by George Martin And His Orchestra in 1964. That version was released on the American soundtrack album A Hard Day’s Night and was titled Ringo’s Theme (This Boy). The song was recorded by Rolando Al And The Soul Brothers in 1965. It was first released in Jamaica as the B-side to Rude Boy by The Wailers. The single was released in the UK in 1966.