Ain't She Sweet" is a song composed by Milton Ager (music) and Jack Yellen (lyrics) and published in 1927 by Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc./Warner Bros., Inc. It became popular in the first half of the 20th century, one of the hit songs that typified the Roaring Twenties. Like " Happy Days Are Here Again" (1929), it became a Tin Pan Alley standard. Both Ager and Yellen were elected to membership in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Milton Ager wrote "Ain't She Sweet" for his daughter Shana Ager, who in her adult life was known as the political commentator Shana Alexander.
Recorded versions [ edit ]
"Ain't She Sweet" was also recorded by
Fabian Forte; Hoosier Hot Shots; Ray Anthony; Nat King Cole; Tiny Hill & the Hilltoppers; the Playboys; the Viscounts; Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers; and many others. The song was also covered in 1990 on the album , by Funk of Ages Bernie Worrell and several former members of Parliament-Funkadelic.
Recorded versions by the Beatles [ edit ]
"Ain't She Sweet" was performed by
the Beatles with John Lennon on lead vocals. It was recorded on June 22, 1961 at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg, Germany with Pete Best on drums, produced by Bert Kaempfert. The recording was released as a single on May 29, 1964, on Polydor NH 52-317 (UK)., and included on the [1 ] album in 1995. A different rendition, recorded during a jam session in 1969 with Anthology 1 Ringo Starr on drums, was released on the Beatles' - it is the only song which appears on two of the Anthology 3 Anthology records. A solo version of the song was also included in the box set. John Lennon Anthology
Personnel [ edit ]
Selected appearances in film/TV shows [ edit ]
In January 1928, a short film of
Ain't She Sweet sung by Chili Bouchier was filmed in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process
(Paramount Pictures, 1933) Duck Soup
(Warner Brothers, 1951) Italian cafe scene on piano Force of Arms
(1952) Merrie Melodies cartoon Feed the Kitty
(Warner Brothers, 1955) instrumental in background of carnival scene, film set 10 years before song composed East of Eden
(Columbia Pictures, 1955) The Eddy Duchin Story
(MGM, 1955) Sung by the townspeople of Picnic Salina, Kansas when Kim Novak's character is floating down the river in a swan-shaped boat after she was elected Queen of Neewollah.
Sung by Sylvia Goodwin and others. Coronation Street
(Warner Brothers, 1951) instrumental in background of carnival scenes Strangers on a Train
You're My Everything (Twentieth Century Fox, 1949)
(Twentieth Century Fox, 1948) You Were Meant for Me
House M.D. Season 2, Episode 9: "Deception"
You Rang, M'Lord? Season 2, Episode 5: "The Wounds of War"
(Sony Pictures Classics, 2011) Midnight in Paris
Season 1, Episode 1: "Pilot" (2012) Bunheads
References [ edit ]
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