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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ain't She Sweet

By Milton Ager & Jack Yellen
1927

Written by Ager for his daughter Shana, who grew up to be an important political commentator (pictured), this ditty was a mega-hit of the late Roaring '20s, and is still strongly associated with that era. It was first recorded by Ben Bernie's orchestra. Modern fans may recognize it as having been sung by Tweety Bird invarious Looney Tunes cartoons, as well as being recorded by The Beatles during their early, formative years.

Lyrics:

Ain't she sweet?
See her walking down that street.
Yes I ask you very confidentially,
Ain't she sweet?

Ain't she nice?
Look her over once or twice.
Yes I ask you very confidentially,
Ain't she nice?

Just cast an eye in her direction.
Oh me oh my, ain't that perfection?

I repeat,
Well, don't you think that's kinda neat?
Yes I ask you very confidentially,
Ain't she sweet?

Recorded By:

Frank Sinatra
Pearl Bailey
Bunny Berigan
Eddie Cantor
Tommy Dorsey

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