Ain’t She Sweet (Yellen/Ager)

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Ain’t She Sweet (Yellen/Ager)

Ain’t She Sweet is a pop standard written by Milton Ager, and Jack Yellen. The Beatles recorded Ain’t She Sweet with John on vocals while serving as Tony Sheridan’s backup band The Beat Brothers in 1961 and and impromptu performance was recorded during sessions for Sun King.


“Gene Vincent’s recording of ‘Ain’t She Sweet’ is very mellow and high-pitched and I used to do it like that, but the Germans said, ‘Harder, harder’ – they all wanted it a bit more like a march – so we ended up doing a harder version.” – John Lennon, from Anthology


  • John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar
  • Paul McCartney – bass
  • George Harrison – lead guitar
  • Pete Best – drums (Anthology 1 version)
  • Ringo Starr – drums (Anthology 3 version)

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