Norwegian Wood

The Beatles

 

Capo 2, ¾ Time

 

Chord Guide

         132

D:    xx0232

       32 1

C:    x32010

         231

Dm:   xx0231

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       12 3

Em7:  022030

       123

A:   x02220

 

 

 

        D   D U D U

Strum:  1 + 2 + 3 +

 

 

Intro (w/Intro Riff):  / D - - / - - - / - - - / - - - /

                                    / - - - / C - - / D - - / - - - /

                                   / D - - / - - - / - - - / - - - /

                                   / - - - / C - - / D - - / - - - /

 

D (5)                                           C                 D (2)

I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me

D (5)                                                     C                D (2)

She showed me her room, isn't it good, Norwegian wood

 

       Dm (4)                                                         G (4)

She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere

    Dm (4)                                                          Em7 (2)   A (2)

So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair

 

D (5)                                        C                 D (2)

I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine

D (5)                                                   C                 D (2)

We talked until two, and then she said, it's time for bed

 

Repeat Intro

 

       Dm (4)                                                               G (4)

She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh

  Dm (4)                                                           Em7 (2)   A (2)

I told her I didn't and crawled off to sleep in the bath

 

D (5)                                          C                 D (2)

And when I awoke, I was alone, this bird had flown

D (5)                                  C                 D (2)

So, I lit a fire, isn't it good, Norwegian wood

 

Repeat First 6 Bars of Intro

 

End on D

 



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3 Comments for Beatles, The – Norwegian Wood

  1. John says:

    C9             G5      D
    She once   had    me

    Em7 works well for all of the Em’s. Tricky but effective and sounds more like the CD.

    • Rob Hampton says:

      Love that Em7, John.  Thanks.  I’ll make the change.

      The other chords sound good too.  Since the main riff is played over that section, any chords we strum are interpretations of the original.  I’m inclined to keep the chord-changing less busy during the singing. 

  2. HappyRon says:

    I like the one finger version of Em7 for this song.  Simply put a finger on the 2nd fret of A string (or fourth if you are using the capo).  Much easier to play and I think it sounds better