The Beatles - Norwegian wood

Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) The Beatles Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney; released on the album "Rubber Soul". "Norwegian Wood" was written mainly by John. It is mistakenly marked as the first time a rock band played sitar in a song, although the Yardbirds did that about half a year before, with a demo recording of "Heart Full Of Soul" (which wasn't released then, they chose a fuzz-tone guitar instead for the final recording). The sitar is played by George; it's not much more than repeating the vocal melody in the verses and strumming the same one chord in the bridges. Two acoustic guitars, bass and percussion (limited to bass drum and tambourine) make up the rest of the arrangement. The song's lyrics tell of one of John's affairs. "Norwegian Wood" was first recorded with a different arrangement (including a sitar "lick" in the bridges that's absent from the final recording) and different key. The song is also notable for being one of the few Lennon-McCartney compositions in 3/4 (waltz) time, and the key changes between E major and E minor (just like in "I'll Be Back"). 3/4 time Intro: G|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------| D|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| A|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| E|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| G|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------| D|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| A|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| E|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| G|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------| D|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| A|-----------------------|-----------------------|7---------------------7| E|-----------------------|----------------------7|-----------------------| G|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------| D|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| A|-----------------------|7---------------------7|-----------------------| E|7---------------------7|-----------------------|7---------------------7| G|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------| D|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| A|7---------------------7|----------------7------|7---------------------7| E|-----------------------|7----------------------|-----------------------| G|------- ------- -------| D|-----------------------| A|-----------------------| E|7----------------------| Verse: G|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------| D|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| A|7---------------------7|-----------------------|7---------------------7| E|-----------------------|7---------------------7|-----------------------| I once had a girl, G|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------|------- 7------ 9------| D|-----------------------|-----------------------/9----------------------| A|-----------------------|7----------------------|-----------------------| E|7---------------------7|-----------------------|-----------------------| or should say she once had I G|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------| D|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| A|7-------------------7--|-----------------------|7---------------------7| E|-----------------------|7-------------------7--|-----------------------| me' She G|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------| D|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| A|-----------------------|7---------------------7|----------------7------| E|7---------------------7|-----------------------|7----------------------| showed me her room, "Isn't it G|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------| D|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| A|7----------------------|7----------------------|-----------------------| E|-----------------------|--------5-------5------|7----------------------| good, Nor - we - gian wood." 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We G|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------| D|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| A|----------------6------|7---------------------7|----------------6------| E|7----------------------|-----------------------|7----------------------| talked un - til two, and then she G|------- ------- -------|------- 7------ 9------|------- ------- -------| D|-----------------------/9----------------------|-----------------------| A|7----------------------|-----------------------|7----------------------| E|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| said: "It's time for bed." 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G|------- ------- -------| D|-----------------------| A|--------6--------------| E|7---------------7------| Outro: G|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------| D|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| A|7---------------------7|-----------------------|7---------------------7| E|-----------------------|7----------------------|-----------------------| G|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------| D|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| A|-----------------------|7----------------------|-----------------------| E|7----------------------|-----------------------|5-------6-------7------| G|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------|------- ------- -------| D|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| A|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| E|0----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| Please e-mail me for any corrections, or write a comment.
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