Ain't She Sweet
- Pete Best - drums
Ain't She Sweet, written by Milton Ager (tune) and Jack Yellen (words), came out in 1927 and immediately became a favorite song of the flapper era in the United States. The authors were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame as a result. The Beatles liked the song and often performed their version during the formative years, especially during their days in Hamburg.
Two recordings survive: One is a version made in the Friedrich Ebert Halle in Hamburg on June 23, 1961, with Pete Best on Drums. The song was not released for nearly three years. Finally, Polydor put it as the A-side of a 45 rpm single (backed with If You Loved Me, Baby). It stayed on the UK charts for several weeks, reaching number 27.
A US version was released on the Atco label in 1964 with Nobody's Child on the B-side. A 1969 version in which Ringo played the drums was made public on the Anthology 3 album, and it appears in John Lennon's anthology as well.