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Once upon a time a long time ago everyone with a guitar knew this one.
Politically incorrect update: In light of this:
Reporter: I'd like to direct this question to messrs. Lennon and McCartney. In a recent article, Time magazine put down pop music. And they referred to "Day Tripper" as being about a prostitute......I hearby dedicate this song to all the gals being forced to leave Iraq before their tours are over - just because of who they are.
Paul: Oh yeah.
Reporter: ...and "Norwegian Wood" as being about a lesbian.
Paul: Oh yeah.
Reporter: I just wanted to know what your intent was when you wrote it, and what your feeling is about the Time magazine criticism of the music that is being written today.
Paul: We were just trying to write songs about prostitutes and lesbians, that's all.
Previous entry here.
Norwegian Wood - Herman's Hermits
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.
Guess I'm dating myself, but my first thought was not that song, but "House of the Rising Sun."Posted by MAJ Arkay at June 28, 2008 02:52 AM
Heh - I never learned that one. :)Posted by Greyhawk at June 28, 2008 06:39 PM
You're kidding about not learning "House of the Rising Sun", right?
Sometime, try putting the lyrics of "Amazing Grace" to that tune ... it brings a whole 'nother dimension to John Newton's beautiful lyrics.
(useless trivia ... the lyrics to "Amazing Grace" also are compatible, timing-wise, with the tune of the "Gilligan's Island" theme song. Not that I recommend singing them that way ...)