Norwegian Wood

Words & Music by:

John Lennon & Paul McCartney


This is fully transcribed in the January 2009 issue of Guitar World.


[capo 3]


G5     [fingerpick the melody line over G5 chord ground bass]


I once had a girl or should I say she once had me.

She showed me her room; isn't it good, Norwegian wood?


Gm                                             C

She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere.

Gm                                              C     D

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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