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Norwegian wood   Beatles






Date: Wed, 23 Aug 1995 18:06:42 -0400 (EDT)



Yet another TAB of Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) along with
2 corrections to the existing TABs of the song.  I have included
the existing TABs in their entirety and unedited for reference.

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Title:       Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Composers:   John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Group:       The Beatles
Album:       Rubber Soul
Arrangement: Doug French, dfrench@site.gmu.edu
 
capo: 2nd fret
time: 12/8

Intro, play 2 times:


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:


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  |---------------------------------------------------||
      +   .   .   +   .   .   +   .   .   +   .   .

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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   ...    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.

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Existing TABs:
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                            Norwegian Wood
                                                                 The Beatles

Tabbed by Richard Cook
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

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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)

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I'm not sure of the complete lyrics, they're pretty clear
on the album (Rubber Soul)

Bob

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