Ain’t She Sweet

This is an online fiddle lesson for the song "Ain't She Sweet."

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Genre: Country
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Key of C

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Video #1: Here is a video of me playing and singing the song "Ain't She Sweet."

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"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, who in her adult life was known as the political commentator Shana Alexander.

source:  wikipedia

Ain't She Sweet

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?
Oh I repeat, well, don't you think that's kinda neat?
Yes I ask you very confidentially, ain't she sweet?

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?
Oh I repeat, well, don't you think that's kinda neat?
Yes I ask you very confidentially, ain't she sweet?
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This topic contains 30 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  John Cockman 1 month ago.

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  • #57013

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    This is an online fiddle lesson for the country song “Ain’t She Sweet.” This lesson was sponsored by BGD user kjdebolt. Thanks so much!

    Ain’t She Sweet

    #57038
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
    Participant

    Thanks KJ and thanks John I love the way you sing and play this one !

    #57058
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Nice John!  Thanks for this one!  The Beatles recorded this one ya know,  so  that makes it…classic rock!

    #57099
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    I’m posting here to put this thread back on top.  Just in case someone missed this song,  Kind of a belated Christmas present!

    #57112

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Hahaha classic Rock…

    #57119
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Was that in jest,  John?

    #57121
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
    Participant

    ROCK Ain’t She Sweet came out in the Roaring 20s of Flapper Ladies  around the year of 1923

    #57122
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Steve,  I thought because the beatles recorded it,  it could be considered rock.  They did a really bad job of it.

    #57123
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
    Participant

    I did not know the Beatles recorded it Your right Rock They recorded it , I remember it from my child hood , Grandpa ,Grandma and Mom and Dad memories And love the original music , With all due respect for each their own , but it will always be roaring 20s for me , I love the way John does it he’s right on . I hear my kids telling me from time to time about a brand new song they are into just to learn that its a old song remake , most of the time I do not burst there bubble I let them think its brand new unless I am singing it and they want to know why I am not doing it right , LOL then I tell them HA !

    #57129
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Steve,  no disrespect at all,  I like it the way it’s meant to be sung or played.  I was just kidding around!  🙂

    #57130
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
    Participant

    I was not offended I believe in people doing there own thing although it hurts when they do it badly , Remember when Ben Coler did There goes my everything , He actually did a great job on it but at the same time ruined it , Cause I could not get out of my head there goes my batman ring and she stepped on my hand and so on , I am just now doing that song again the right way , I guess I need to word my response’s so people don’t think I am offended , Sometimes things don’t come out the way it was intended , I reread my post and it does sound somewhat grumpy sorry .

    #57133
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Steve,  your post sounded just fine.  You said… With all due respect for each their own…I thought you were trying to spare my feelings.  I like the same version you do!  🙂

    #57139
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
    Participant

    Maybe we need Cricket in on this ?

    #57148
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Steve,  you should play and sing this one,  you have a great voice!

    #57149
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Besides Cricket is off zinging those geology puns!  🙂

    #57155
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
    Participant

    I have already got the lesson from day one, its surprisingly easy the beginner one anyway , I kind of went  through the beginner lesson , to just get my feet a little wet without diving in , LOL

    #57170
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Post when ready!!  I’m looking forward to it!!

    #57180

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    I like it much better as a swing tune than the even-eights Beatles version. But, that’s probably because I heard the swing version first. There is actually a great version of the three remaining Beatles in the park, with Paul singing while George harmonizes and plays the uke. This is actually one of my favorite renditions.

    #57183
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Now that is much better than the first version!

    #59365

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Special treat at the 9:22 mark in the video below. I stumbled across this while watching the first season.

    #59366
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
    Participant

    Ain’t Jethro awful sweet to share his grits and fat back with Mrs. Potts.

    #59367
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    I use to like Granny…now I AM Granny!  Sometimes, just to be sure, I run through the house with reading glasses hugging my nose, wielding a wooden spoon, screaming…”Jed!!!”  You know, just to get in touch with my inner granny.

    #59369
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
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    I’ve been in the South long enough now where I find myself using some of the many colloquialisms I’ve been exposed to. Like saying “Nor Kalina” or “Sow Kalina” instead of “North Carolina” and “South Carolina” and saying “rat cheer” for “right here”. Lots of other ones, too. When I travel back to our home in NYS, I get kidded a lot from family on how I speak.

    I spent my whole career with a suit and a tie and speaking the “King’s English” and I often wonder what kind of looks I’d get if I showed up now in the Capital Building with my new vernacular!

    #59370
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    I can’t say we’re exactly southern, but can’t say we’re exactly nirthern either, but when we go to E. TN, a few times a year, we feel like we’re the hurried, hectic, impatient, no -time-for -chit chat northerners, at this point.  Of course, it costs us a lot to be there and we always have to work as fast as we can just to afford to keep up with everything we inadvertently got wrapped up in and are therefore responsible for down there…so…we are really, really in a rush, exhausted, broke and hungry, and not in much of a mood while we’re there…lol. They think of us as rich northerners, but we see it as frugal  conscientious objectors, so to speak, who step up to responsibility and suffer all the consequences just to keep things at an equilibrium.  Where’s my spoon…J-E-E-D-D-D!!!!  I’d much rather be a-speakin’ southern and a-fiddlin’  with all y’uns!

    #59371
    rodger
    rodger
    Participant

    Well, Hollywood has to exploit such things in a way to poke fun for a laugh and humiliate.  But my Mom was a true mountain Granny, less than a hundred pounds, often standing by the sink peeling apples in her sneakers.  She ran the house, handled all the money (what money there was) and I only ever saw her really mad once…that’s something you really don’t want to see…

    Dad’s Mom lived her entire life in a log cabin, (no electricity — water & fridge was a springhouse–cooked in a fireplace) smoked a corn cob pipe & grew her own tobacco…they don’t make em like that anymore.  (And was the most deeply loved person on the face of the earth.)

    #59372
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
    Participant

    I was born in 1950; lived on a farm and got electricity in 1959; got an indoor toilet the same year. We had a summer privy and a winter privy. We also had an ice house lined with galvanized metal walls and we’d cut the ice from the nearby frozen river and drag it up to the ice house and it would remain there well into June what with all the sawdust used for insulation. Kept our vegetables in the cellar where it was cool. Kept bullhead in the well to keep the water clean. We had a little over 2,000 acres and my brother and I would “hup” the cows every night to get them back to the barn from clear up on top of the mountain in front of our farm. Thay would gather there each day around the mouth to a cave on the hillside. Climbed that mountain nearly every day of my childhood.

    We’d slide down it in the winter on our homemade “skippers” which were made from a barrel stave and a small post and a board seat.

    My Grandmother on my Dad’s side was 1/2 Mohawk and loathed the idea of having an interior bathroom.

    I guess that’s why I loved the Beverly Hillbillies many years later when it came on TV. (I think I was 15 when we got a TV).

    I love the people in the South. I had the same kind of upbringing in many ways and it’s why it’s so easy to connect with them.

    To return to the topic, ah “Ain’t She (the South) Sweet”!

    #59374
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    Funny or not…I think I really did turn into Granny.  I don’t cook possum innards, but I do chase people out of my kitchen, make herbal concoctions for doctorin’, and run around yelling JED with a sooon and my reading glasses on…I mean…that’s really just me.  Except I only wear old jeans…no aprons or skirts.

    #59375
    rodger
    rodger
    Participant

    basically, Cricket, all Mom’s turn into Granny’s sooner or later…

    #59377
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    Yes, I think you’re right, Rodger!  A Granny is a proud thing t9 be.

    #59380
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    I just barely made it into grannyhood…lol…one kid, one grandkid, but feel absolutely lucky and undeserving of those few who now call me Granny.

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by cricket cricket.
    #59393

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Ha Cricket I can see you as Granny. She even sang and played the autoharp in a few episodes. I’ve enjoyed going through season one on netflix. I watched the Hillbillys reruns growing up in the 70s and early 80s, and they bring back good memories of visiting my grandparents (mom and dad didn’t have a TV). They had a small color TV that sat on top of their big old black and white TV, and every Saturday morning you would find me watching Gunsmoke and some other shows with Grandpa Cockman.

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