Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) ()
Authors: Lennon, McCartney; Lead vocal: Lennon

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?


Recorded: October 12, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England but remade October 21, 1965
John Lennon - lead vocal, capoed acoustic guitar
Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
George Harrison - sitar
Ringo Starr - tambourine

This version of the song available on

UK albums
Love Songs (1977)
US albums
Love Songs (1977)

Other versions of the song

Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (Take 1)