Published on 1965
Track 2 on “Rubber Soul”
What the Beatles said about “Norwegian Wood”
JOHN 1972: "Me. But Paul helped me on the lyric."
GEORGE 1980: "I had bought, earlier, a crummy sitar in London… and played the ‘Norwegian Wood’ bit."
JOHN 1980: "’Norwegian Wood’ is my song completely. It was about an affair I was having. I was very careful and paranoid because I didn’t want my wife, Cyn, to know that there really was something going on outside of the household. I’d always had some kind of affairs going on, so I was trying to be sophisticated in writing about an affair… but in such a smoke-screen way that you couldn’t tell. But I can’t remember any specific woman it had to do with."
PAUL 1985: "It was me who decided in ‘Norwegian Wood’ that the house should burn down… not that it’s any big deal."