“I’ve Just Seen a Face” was written by Paul McCartney. In the United States, it appeared on the “Rubber Soul” album while in the United Kingdom, it was included in “Help!”. Its working title was “Aunty Gin’s Theme” as a tribute to his aunt because she liked it. Unlike other Beatles songs, this one doesn’t have a bass track.
It was slightly country and western from my point of view. It was faster, though, it was a strange uptempo thing. I was quite pleased with it. The lyric works: it keeps dragging you forward, it keeps pulling you to the next line, there’s an insistent quality to it that I liked. — Paul McCartney
One of the features of this song was the effortless way the lyrics are presented — almost conversational. But when you listen closely, there’s a notable sequence of cascading rhymes that’s quite complex and very interesting. It also had an acoustic vibe to it!
Music critic Ian MacDonald said the up tempo song “lifted the later stages of the Help! album with its quickfire freshness.”
No wonder why Paul enjoys performing this classic live!