I Saw Her Standing There (Lennon/McCartney)

I Saw Her Standing There was written by Paul and is the first song on their first album Please Please Me, and to make it fit in better George Martin dubbed the "1, 2, 3, 4" intro from a later take. The original title was Seventeen, I Saw Her Standing There and began "She was just seventeen/never been a beauty queen". Paul wrote the song for Iris Caldwell, who was the sister of Rory Storm of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes (the band Ringo came from). He consciously knew that in order to be successful his songs would have to be geared toward teenage girls and have a personal sound to them.

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