Paul McCartney – “And I Love Her” Live
A Paul McCartney Masterpiece That’s Both Romantic and Poetic!
“And I Love Her” was released by The Beatles on July 10, 1964 in the UK and June 26 in the United States. Though it was credited to Lennon/McCartney, it was Paul who mainly wrote it. The middle eight section, however, was John Lennon’s major contribution. It was included in their third album, “A Hard Day’s Night” and the band once played this outside of the Abbey Road Studios.
“The ‘And’ in the title was an important thing – ‘And I Love Her,’ it came right out of left field, you were right up to speed the minute you heard it,” McCartney said. “The title comes in the second verse and it doesn’t repeat. You would often go to town on the title, but this was almost an aside: ‘Oh . . . and I love you.'”
The signature guitar riff was composed by George Harrison and McCartney further said that it “made a stunning difference to the song.” In addition, there were several cover versions released by numerous musicians. And just recently, the lost demo of Kurt Cobain (lead vocalist of the rock band Nirvana) singing “And I Love Her” was finally found. In fact, he’s always been a huge Beatles fan!
Nevertheless, this timeless classic only shows how talented Paul McCartney is as a songwriter. He has penned such amazing songs and this ballad is easily one of the best!