SHE'S A WOMAN

Latest update on 15/01/2016

Artist: Beatles
Author: John Lennon/Paul McCartney
Label: Parlophone
Year: 1964

Written the day they cut it; B-side of I Feel Fine, their 1964 X-mas single. They only had one fixed lyric line and made the whole thing up while recording. No wonder the result sounds mumbled. It was the riff that saved the song, a riff echoing all the way to Texas and back.

Covers:

1965:

Sir Douglas Quintet [rhythm guitar riff in She's About A Mover; oldest version on Tribe]

1965:

André Van Duin [cover of She's About A Mover as Moet Ik Lopen, his second single with a Dutch Wooly Bully on the A-side (Stoelen Stoelen)]

1966:

Barron Knights

1966:

Dallas Frazier [rhythm guitar riff in Just A Little Bit Of You]

1968:

Otis Clay

1975:

Jeff Beck

1987:

Inmates [Live In Paris, released in 2001]

1991:

Scritti Politti [with Shabba Ranks; hit UK]

1993:

Ben Vaughn

2001:

Bottle Rockets [as She's About A Mover]

How to fight back the British Invasion? First by adopting an English sounding band name (Sir Douglas Quintet), secondly by using a Beatles riff to their own advantage. The idea came from producer Huey Meaux, who locked himself up with nothing but Beatles stuff to unravel the Mersey mystery. Meaux found out there was no significant difference between She's A Woman and Cajun & TexMex two-step, accentuated within the Quintet by Augie Meyers' accordion-like organ accents on the beat.

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