Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood

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Norwegian Wood

“Norwegian Wood” was released on the Beatles’ “Rubber Soul” album in 1965. It marked the first time that a sitar was played in one of their songs. In the lyrics, a guy goes home with a girl who has a flat furnished with Norwegian Wood, a then pretentious name for cheap pine. He has plans but she makes him “sleep in the bath.” So after she leaves, he lights a fire “isn’t it good, Norwegian Wood.” McCartney says that the ending indicates that the guy burned down the girl’s flat.