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Norwegian Wood Tab
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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The Beatles were a pop and rock group from Liverpool, England formed in 1960. Primarily consisting of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals), and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals) throughout their career, The Beatles are recognised for leading the mid-1960s musical "British Invasion" into the United States. Although their initial musical style was rooted in 1950s rock and roll and homegrown skiffle, the group explored genres ranging from Tin Pan Alley to psychedelic rock. Their clothes, styles, and statements made them trend-setters, while their growing social awareness saw their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s. After the band broke up in 1970, all four members embarked on solo careers.

The Beatles are one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music. The Beatles are the best-selling musical group in history. In the United Kingdom, The Beatles released more than 40 different singles, albums, and EPs that reached number one, earning more number one albums (15) than any other group in UK chart history. This commercial success was repeated in many other countries; their record company, EMI, estimated that by 1985 they had sold over one billion records worldwide.[1] According to the Recording Industry Association of America, The Beatles have sold more albums in the United States than any other band.[2] In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked The Beatles number one on its list of 100 Greatest Rock & Roll Artists of All Time. According to that same magazine, The Beatles' innovative music and cultural impact helped define the 1960s, and their influence on pop culture is still evident today.

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