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Beatles Song Really Stressing That She A Little Girl

Published Friday, February 5th, 2021

“She’s All Mine (Oh Yeah, Girl),” a song by influential rock group The Beatles is, in retrospect, really making an effort to stress that the woman in the song is just a little girl.

“I see her walking down the street (oh yeah) / She’s that little girl I’d like to meet,” begins the 1966 song which starts off okay before leaning a bit too heavily on the whole “little girl” thing. “Don’t look at any other boy, (oh yeah) / I want you, little girl, to be my toy.”

While at the start of the tune, The Beatles still can plausibly still refer to an of-age woman, by the time they reach the final line of the first verse — "That little girl’s got quite the knack (oh yeah) / to look so good in her little backpack” — the band really pushes it.

“She’s all mine (oh yeah girl) / She’s so fine (my little girl),” begins the chorus of the unsettling song ranked #11 on Rolling Stone’s list of best songs of all time. “So divine (my teenage girl) / Yes, I’m in love with a little girl.”

Further listening has shown that the Beatles have also managed to slip some weird things about women in their nonsense LSD songs.

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