|And I Love Her|
Song by The Beatles from the album A Hard Day's Night
Released 10 July 1964
Recorded 25–27 February 1964
Abbey Road Studios
Producer George Martin
"And I Love Her" is a song recorded by The Beatles, written mainly by Paul McCartney, credited to Lennon/McCartney, and is the fifth track on their third album, A Hard Day's Night. It was released 20 July 1964 with "If I Fell" as a single by Capitol Records in the United States, reaching #12 in Billboard.
The Beatles performed "And I Love Her" just once outside of Abbey Road Studios.
On 14 July 1964 they played it for an edition of the BBC's Top Gear radio show, which was broadcast two days later.
This song was one of the first ballads with a title that starts in mid-sentence. Paul McCartney was pleased with himself that he came up with this idea.
A majority of this song switches back and forth between the key of E and its relative minor C#m. It also changes keys altogether just before the solo, to F. It ends, on the parallel major of the key of F's relative minor, D.
The song was written mainly by McCartney, though John Lennon claimed in an interview with Playboy that his major contribution was the "middle eight" section ("A love like ours/Could never die/As long as I/Have you near me").
Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
John Lennon – acoustic rhythm guitar
George Harrison – acoustic lead guitar
Ringo Starr – bongos, claves
George Martin – producer