Norwegian Wood

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Original lyrics by Lennon/McCartney:
"I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me ...
She showed me her room, isn't it good, norwegian wood?

She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere,
So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair.

I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine.
We talked until two and then she said, "It's time for bed"

She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh.
I told her I didn't and crawled off to sleep in the bath

And when I awoke, I was alone, this bird had flown.
So I lit a fire, isn't it good, norwegian wood."

Players On This Song

Records On Which This Song Has Appeared

Never appeared on an official recording.

Notes About This Song

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" is a song by The Beatles which first appeared on the 1965 album Rubber Soul. While credited to Lennon-McCartney, it was primarily written by John Lennon, though Paul McCartney contributed to the middle eight section. It is notable as one of the first Western pop songs with an Indian musical instrument — John Lennon's guitar is accompanied by George Harrison on the sitar. The song is a lilting acoustic ballad featuring Lennon's lead vocal and signature Beatle harmonies in the middle eight.

Further reading:
Norwegian Wood at Wikipedia.

CC Clues In This Song

Played during the '88 tour. Lyrics were adapted to recent events, especially the Jimmy Swaggart scandal (see Texas Medley).