Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) by The Beatles Songfacts

January 25, 2018 – 09:40 am
“Norwegian Wood”
  • It was the very first pop song to utilize a sitar - George Harrison performed it. Harrison was a new comer to the sitar and required many takes to have it right. He bought the instrument, that they referred to as "crummy, " and trained themself to experience. It had been David Crosby from the Byrds who introduced Harrison towards the sitar soon after the folk music performer Shawn Phillips had proven him the fundamental steps. A couple of several weeks later, Harrison analyzed the sitar with Indian music performer Ravi Shankar, who assisted Harrison explore Eastern music and religion.

Within an interview with Moving Stone in 1971, John Lennon described why it had been made the decision to make use of the sitar about this song. He remembered: "It what food was in the studio. George had got the sitar and that i stated 'Could you play this piece?' We experienced a variety of kind of versions from the song, it had been never right and that i was getting very angry about this, it had not been being released like I stated. They stated, 'Well simply do it how for you to do it' and that i stated, 'Well Among the finest to get it done such as this.A They allow me to go and that i did your guitar very noisally in to the mike and sang it simultaneously after which George had the sitar and that i requested him is he going to take part in the piece that I'd written, you realize, dee diddley dee diddley dee, that bit, and that he wasn't sure whether he could listen to it yet while he had not done much around the sitar but he was willing to possess a go, out of the box his wont, and that he learned the part and named it on after. I believe we made it happen in sections."

John Lennon stated of the song: "I had been attempting to talk about cheating without letting my spouse know I had been getting one. I had been kind of writing from my encounters - girl's houses, such things as that. I had been careful and paranoid since i did not want my spouse, Cyn, to understand there actually was something happening outdoors from the household. I'd always had some type of matters happening, and so i was attempting to be sophisticated on paper a good affair, but in this smoke-screen method in which you could not tell. However I cannot remember any sort of lady it had related to." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)

Norwegian Wood is really a fake wood which was accustomed to make cheap furniture. John Lennon Lennon stated he'd no clue in which the title originated from, but Paul McCartney stated he emerged by using it, inspired through the Norwegian Wood within the Asher household, where he was remaining. McCartney was dating Jane Asher, and it was good buddies together with her brother, Peter Asher in the duo Peter &lifier Gordon.


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  • avatar What instrument is playing in the beginning of the beatles song Norwegian wood?
    • That would be the classical Indian Sitar made famous by Ravi Shankar. soon!

  • avatar In the song ''Norwegian Wood,'' what's the line that comes after ''She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh?''
    • The next line will be "I told her I didn't, and crawled off to sleep in the bath" More of the lyrics?