Norwegian Wood lyrics + sound     (open every blue item in a small new window)  


  1. Read the lyrics.
  2. Listen to the song, while reading the lyrics again.
  3. Read the lyrics aloud, alone or in pairs.
  4. Speaking: Look at the lyrics. Ask and / or answer the following questions.  

                      Work alone or with a partner. Don’t write anything down.                           

  1. Listen to the song again and fill in the Gaps exercise.


  1. What did you have once?
  2. Or what should you say?
  3. What did she show you?
  4. What kind of wood was used in her room?
  5. What did she ask you?
  6. What did she tell you?
  7. Where did you look?
  8. What did you notice?
  9. So where did you sit?

10. What were you drinking?

11. How long did you talk?

12. What did she say then?

13. What else did she tell you?

14. What did you tell her?

15. What happened then?

16. What was the situation in the morning?

17. What had the girl done?

18. You lit a fire with Norwegian Wood. How does this compare with the first verse?



Grammar:    Past Tense - Regular Verbs       Past Tense - Irregular Verbs - 1   She showed me her room.

 Karaoke     Best Beatles songs nr 12   Translations        


Find the answers to the questions in   Wikipedia

  1. Who influenced the Beatles’ lyrics at that time?
  2. Which instrument did George Harrison play on this song?
  3. What are the lyrics about?
  4. What did Paul say about the title of the song?
  5. Who wrote the song according to John?
  6. Who wrote the song according to Paul?
  7. Who sparked George’s interest in the sitar?
  8. What did Paul say about Indian music?
























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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