Title: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) Composers: John Lennon and Paul McCartney Group: The Beatles Album: Rubber Soul capo: 2nd fret time: 12/8 Intro, play 2 times: #1 D E ||------2-2-2-------------------2-2-2----------------| B ||--3---3-3-3---3---3---3-------3-3-3-------3--------| G ||--2---2-2-2---4---2---0---2---2-2-2---0---0---2----| D ||--0-----------------------4-----------2-------4----| A ||---------------------------------------------------| E ||---------------------------------------------------| + . . + . . + . . + . . D C G D E |------2-2-2-------------------2-2-2-2-----2--------|| B |--3---3-3-3-------3-------3---3-3-3-3-----3--------|| G |--2---2-2-2-------0-------2---2-2-2-2-2---2--------|| D |--0-------------------0---0-----------0------------|| A |--------------3-------2---0------------------------|| E |---------------------------------------------------|| + . . + . . + . . + . . Use same guitar pattern under solo voice: #4 D E ||------2-2-2-------------------2-2-2----------------| B ||--3---3-3-3---3---3---3-------3-3-3-------3--------| G ||--2---2-2-2---4---2---0---2---2-2-2---0---0---2----| D ||--0-----------------------4-----------2-------4----| A ||---------------------------------------------------| E ||---------------------------------------------------| + . . + . . + . . + . . 1. I once had a girl, or should I 2. (Instrumental) .... D C G D E |------2-2-2-------------------2-2-2-2-----2--------| B |--3---3-3-3-------3-------3---3-3-3-3-----3--------| G |--2---2-2-2-------0-------2---2-2-2-2-2---2--------| D |--0-------------------0---0-----------0------------| A |--------------3-------2---0------------------------| E |---------------------------------------------------| + . . + . . + . . + . . say, she once had me; .... D E |------2-2-2-------------------2-2-2----------------| B |--3---3-3-3---3---3---3-------3-3-3-------3--------| G |--2---2-2-2---4---2---0---2---2-2-2---0---0---2----| D |--0-----------------------4-----------2-------4----| A |---------------------------------------------------| E |---------------------------------------------------| + . . + . . + . . + . . She showed me her room, is- n't it ... D C G D E |------2-2-2-------------------2-2-2-2--------------| B |--3---3-3-3-------3-------3---3-3-3-3-----3--------| G |--2---2-2-2-------0-------2---2-2-2-2-2---2--------| D |--0-------------------0---0-----------0-------0----| A |--------------3-------2---0------------------------| E |---------------------------------------------------| + . . + . . + . . + . . good Nor-we-gian wood. She ... She Dm E |--1---1-1-1---1---0-0-0---0------------------------| B |--3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3----------------| G |--2---2-2-2---2---0-0-0---0---2-2-2---2---0---2----| D |--0-----------0-----------0-----------3---0---3----| A |--0-----------0-----------0------------------------| E |---------------------------------------------------| + . . + . . + . . + . . asked me to stay and she told me to sit an- y - told me she worked in the morning and started to G E |--3---3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-----3--------| B |--3---3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-----3--------| G |--0---0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-----0--------| D |--0---0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0---0--------| A |--2-------------------------------------------0----| E |--3-----------------------3------------------------| + . . + . . + . . + . . where. So laugh. I Dm E |--1---1-1-1---1---0-0-0---0------------------------| B |--3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3----------------| G |--2---2-2-2---2---0-0-0---0---2-2-2---2---0---2----| D |--0-----------0-----------0-----------3---0---3----| A |--0-----------0-----------0-----------0------------| E |---------------------------------------------------| + . . + . . + . . + . . I looked a round and I noticed there was-n't a told her I did-n't and crawled off to sleep in the Em7 A7 E |--0---0-0-0-0-----0-----0-0---0-0-0-0-0----------| B |--3---3-3-3-3-----3-----3-2---2-2-2-2-2----------| G |--0---0-0-0-0-----0-----0-0---0-0-0-0-0----------| D |--2---2-2-2-2-2-----------2---2-2-2-2-2----------| A |--2-----------2-----------0-----------0----------| E |-------------------------------------------------| + . . + . . + . . + . . chair. bath. Use same guitar pattern as in measure #4 above: D 1. I sat on a rug, bid-ing my 2. And, when I a - woke, I was a- D C G D time, drinking her wine. lone, this bird had flown. D We talked un-til two, and then she So, I lit a fire, is- n't it D C G D said "It's time for bed." good Nor-we-gian wood. Repeat from measure #4 above. Ending: D E ||---------------------------------------------------| B ||--3---3-3-3---3---3---3-------3-3-3-------3--------| G ||--2---2-2-2---4---2---0---2---2-2-2---0---0---2----| D ||--0-----------------------4-----------2-------4----| A ||---------------------------------------------------| E ||---------------------------------------------------| + . . + . . + . . + . . D C G D E |---------------------------------------------------|| B |--3---3-3-3-------3-------3------------------------|| G |--2---2-2-2-------0-------2------------------------|| D |--0-------------------0---0------------------------|| A |--------------3-------2---0------------------------|| E |---------------------------------------------------|| + . . + . . + . . + . . ============================================================================= ============================================================================= Corrections to existing TABS: 1) Richard Cook's TAB (in D, capo on 2nd fret) lists the chords of the bridge as: Dm G She ... anywhere Dm G A I ... chair. which contains 2 errors. To be played in D the chords should be: Dm G She ... anywhere Dm Em7 A7 I ... here Dm G A I ... chair. which contains 2 errors. To be played in D the chords should be: Dm G She ... anywhere Dm Em7 A7 I ... chair. 2) Robert Hall's TAB (in E) lists the chords of the bridge as: Am D She ... anywhere Am D F# I ... chair ---> verse (E riff above) which are in the wrong key. To be played in E the chords should be: Em A She ... anywhere Em Fm7 B7 I ... chair. ============================================================================= Existing TABs: ============================================================================= Norwegian Wood The Beatles Capo 2nd fret. D D D E ||-2----2------2---2---2--2--2------------------2------------------2----0h2-| B ||-3----3------3---3---3--3--3------------------3--------3---------3----3---| G ||-2----4------2---0---0--0--0-------0----------2--------0---------2----2---| D |--0----0------0---0---4--4--4---2----------4---0------------------0----0---| A ||-0-------------------------------------------------3--------2----0----0---| E ||--------------------------------------------------------------------------| D D D E |--2----2------2---2---2--2--2------------------2------------------2----0h2-| B |--3----3------3---3---3--3--3------------------3--------3---------3----3---| G |--2----4------2---0---0--0--0-------0----------2--------0---------2----2---| D |--0----0------0---0---4--4--4---2----------4---0--------0---------0----0---| A |--0-------------------------------------------------3--------2----0----0---| E |---------------------------------------------------------------------------| I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me. D D D E |--2----2------2---2---2--2--2------------------2------------------2----0h2-| B |--3----3------3---3---3--3--3------------------3--------3---------3----3---| G |--2----4------2---0---0--0--0-------0----------2--------0---------2----2---| D |--0----0------0---0---4--4--4---2----------4---0--------0---------0----0---| A |--0-------------------------------------------------3--------2----0----0---| E |---------------------------------------------------------------------------| She showed me her room, is n't it good nor-we - gian wood. bridge Dm G E |--------1---------------------------------------------3--------------------| B |--------3---------------------------------------------0--------------------| G |--------2---------------------------------------------0--------------------| D |--------0---------------------------------------------0--------------------| A |--------0---------------------------------------------2--------------------| E |------------------------------------------------------3--------------------| She asked me to stay and she told me to sit any - where. Dm G A |--1--------------------------------------------3--------------0------------| |--3--------------------------------------------0--------------2------------| |--2--------------------------------------------0--------------2------------| |--0--------------------------------------------0--------------2------------| |--0--------------------------------------------2--------------0------------| |-----------------------------------------------3---------------------------| 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. [repeat 1st measure] 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. [repeat 1st measure] notes: 1. Spacing doesn't indicate timing - I just lined the tab up with the lyrics. 2. Chords are tabbed for their first beat only. The D chord is strummed down, up, down. Note the hammer-on at the end of each measure. 3. Holding the D chord, use your pinky for 3rd fret notes and index finger for 1st fret notes, middle finger for 3rd fret on the A string. 4. Have an accompanist play along without a capo: E D E D [bridge] Em A Em A B ============================================================================= Norwegian Wood This song is in E; you can play it in D with a capo, but I don't have one, so I figured out this version. It lets you play the rhythm and lead guitar parts at the same time: e --0---0---0---0---0---x---x---x---0---x---x---x---0---------- B --0---2---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---------- G --1---1---1---2---1---2---2---0---1---2---2---2---1---------- D --2---2---2---2---2---4---4---4---2---0---0---0---2---------- A --2---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---2---4---4---4---2---------- E --0---2---0---2---0---x---x---x---0---x---x---x---0---------- | | I once had a girl or shld I say she once had me -> (c) B (c) G (c) D G G (c) D G A (c) Accent the string listed below the word to bring out the melody. (c) means accent the whole chord. Use your smallest finger to hit the notes during "I once had a girl." Chorus ------ Am D She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere Am D F# I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair ---> verse (E riff above) ---------------------------- I'm not sure of the complete lyrics, they're pretty clear on the album (Rubber Soul) Bob ============================================================================= Norwegian Wood, by the Beatles. |-----------2--------2--------|-----------------2---2-------| |-----------3--------3--------|-----------------3---3-------| |----2------2--------2--------|--2h4--2--0------2---2-------| |-----------0--------0--------|-------------4---0---0-------| |-----------0--------0--------|-----------------0---0-------| |-----------------------------|-----------------------------| |-----------------2---2-------|------------2--2--2--2--2--2-| |-----------------3---3-------|------------3--3--3--3--3--3-| |------0----------2---2-------|----0-------2--2--2--2--2--2-| |---2-----4---0---0---0-------|------------0--0--0--0--0--0-| |-----------------0---0-------|--3---2--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-| |-----------------------------|-----------------------------| |----1---1---1----1---0-------|----0------------------------| |----3------------3-------3---|----3---3---1-----1---3---1--| |----2------------2-----------|----2-------------0----------| |----0------------0-----------|----0-------------2----------| |-----------------------------|------------------3----------| |-----------------------------|-----------------------------| (strum a few times) |-----------------------------|----1---1---1----1---0-------| |----3------------------------|----3------------3-------3---| |----0------------------------|----2------------2-----------| |----0------------------------|----0------------0-----------| |----2------------------------|-----------------------------| |----3------------------------|-----------------------------| |----0------------------------|----0------------0-----------| |----2------------------------|-----------------------------| |----3------------------------|-----------------------------| (strum a little)(strum a little) |----0------------------------|------0-------|-------0------| |----3---3---1-----1---3---1--|------3-------|-------2------| |----2-------------0----------|------0-------|-------0------| |----0-------------2----------|------2-------|-------2------| |------------------3----------|------0-------|-------0------| |-----------------------------|--------------|--------------| (then back to verse) LYRICS: 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?
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