Ain't She Sweet

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"Ain't She Sweet?"
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Written 1927
Language English
Original artist Ben Bernie

"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,[citation needed] who in her adult life was known as the political commentator Shana Alexander.

Recorded versions[edit]

Other recordings[edit]

"Ain't She Sweet" was also performed by the Beatles with John Lennon on lead vocals. It was recorded on June 23, 1961 at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg, Germany with Pete Best on drums, and produced by Bert Kaempfert, released as a single in 1964, May 29 on Polydor NH 52-317 (UK).,[1] and included on the Anthology 1 album in 1995. A different rendition, recorded during a jam session in 1969 with Ringo Starr on drums, was released on the Beatles' Anthology 3 - it is the only song which appears on two of the Anthology records. A solo version of the song was also included in the John Lennon Anthology box set.

Personnel[edit]

"Ain't She Sweet" was 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 Funk of Ages, by Bernie Worrell and several former members of Parliament-Funkadelic.

Selected appearances in film/TV shows[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ain't She Sweet / If You Love Me Baby (Take out Some Insurance on Me Baby)". Dmbeatles.com. Archived from the original on 10 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-20.