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AIN’T SHE SWEET – by Jack Yellen & Milton Ager – Ukulele arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch

July 23, 2013

AIN’T SHE SWEET by Jack Yellen & Milton Ager

According to Wikipedia we find that “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.

It has been covered by literally thousands of recording artists and performers over the years and in 1961 the Beatles laid down the track below in Hamburg, Germany.

It’s well known that George Harrison was a huge fan of the ukulele and in 1994, in producing a televised documentary THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY, the 3 surviving Beatles sat down in George’s back yard and recorded this charming rendition of AIN’T SHE SWEET with George on Ukulele

Below is a copy of the music as found in my SONGS OF YESTERYEAR songbook.

Aint she Sweet Lyrics Chords
Aint She Sweet page 2

The SONGS OF YESTERYEAR songbook can be purchased for $22.95 by paying through the paypal donate button on the Ukulele Mike website: Below is a video giving more information on the contents of the eBook.

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