Norwegian Wood - Waylon Jennings
Country crooner Waylon Jennings version featured on 1966 album Nashville Rebel, soundtrack to the Jay Sheridan film of the same name
One of the first songs written by The Beatles that wasn't about love.
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Another offering from the 1965 album Rubber Soul, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), is a beautiful folk tinged ditty about marital infidelity. Clocking in at just a shade over two minutes long, the song was written by Lennon while on family holiday with his then wife Cynthia in the Swiss Alps.

Although Lennon wrote the song, the credits are shared with Paul McCartney, who helped put the final touch to the lyrics. The song also features one of the earliest uses of the sitar in popular Western music, provided by George Harrison, who had become engrossed in Indian culture and mysticism.

More commonly known simply as Norwegian Wood, the full title refers to the song’s close out lyrical sequence, “And when I awoke I was alone, This bird had flown, So I lit a fire, Isn't it good Norwegian wood?” Referring to the song’s finale, Lennon later commented “So she makes him sleep in the bath and then finally in the last verse I had this idea to set the Norwegian wood on fire as revenge, so we did it very tongue in cheek. She led him on, then said, 'You'd better sleep in the bath'. In our world the guy had to have some sort of revenge. It could have meant I lit a fire to keep myself warm, and wasn't the decor of her house wonderful? But it didn't, it meant I burned the place down as an act of revenge, and then we left it there and went into the instrumental.”