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And I Love Her

(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)

This was released as a single on 20th July 1964 in the United States, with “If I Fell” on the B-Side,  and it reached No. 12 on the Billboard charts.  It is said that Paul McCartney was pleased with the idea of the song title beginning mid-sentence and it was one of the first to have done so.

John Lennon claimed that his contribution to the song was the “middle eight” section, George Harrison played the acoustic guitar solo and Ringo played the bongos and Paul McCartney was the only vocalist on the recording.  It was the first Beatles recording to just use acoustic instruments and it appears on The Beatles album A Hard Day’s Night.

Beatles Recordings
Capitol, X-6283, X45039 (US 45)