Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

original song written and composed by Lennon-McCartney, originally recorded by The Beatles and recorded in 1965

"Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles. It was first released on their 1965 album Rubber Soul.[4][5][6] It was mainly written by John Lennon, but listed as being written by Lennon–McCartney.[7] The song was influenced by the lyrics of Bob Dylan. The song had a sitar played by George Harrison, which was the first time this had been done in Western rock music.[8] The song was a number one in Australia, where it was released as a single. Rolling Stone magazine said it was the 83rd-greatest song of all time.[9]

"Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)"
Song by the Beatles
from the album Rubber Soul
Released3 December 1965 (1965-12-03)
Recorded21 October 1965
StudioEMI, London
Producer(s)George Martin

Personnel change

Personnel per Walter Everett[10]

References change


  1. Unterberger, Richie. "Great Moments in Folk Rock: Lists of Author Favorites". Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  2. Williams 2002, p. 101.
  3. "The 50 best Beatles songs".
  4. Lewisohn 2005, pp. 69, 200.
  5. Miles 2001, pp. 215, 217.
  6. Unterberger, Richie. "The Beatles Rubber Soul review". AllMusic. Rovi Corp. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  7. Rolling Stone staff (19 September 2011). "100 Greatest Beatles Songs". Archived from the original on 11 March 2018. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  8. Rodriguez 2012, p. 69.
  9. "Norwegian Wood ranked 83rd greatest song". Rolling Stone. 11 December 2003. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  10. Everett 2001, p. 314.