1. a tune by the Beatles
that is notorious
for possibly being the first rock'n'roll
hit that prominently features a non-Western
instrument - in this case the sitar
. The lyrics describe the evolution
of an extra-marital affair that John had that was now over. Paul sang the words. The title phrase is a play on phonetics - the line "knowing she would" in the lyrics was considered to be too risque
so that phrase was replaced by "Norwegian Wood". If you ask me, that sounds even more "risque" or at least funny to me!
2. what you get after a night of laying with a Norwegian woman.
1. in my college
class of "Art and Music of the Post-WWII Era" one day our professor played "Norwegian Wood" as an example of the Beatles' contribution to music and culture. She explained the meaning behind the lyrics and then asked us, "Does anybody know why it's called 'Norwegian Wood'?". I think "Norwegian girl, woody...", then I start laughing. She says, "I hear some giggling
2. Garry laid a young Norwegian
waitress he met at a restaurant. The next morning he woke up with Norwegian Wood.