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Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) has not been seen in 1957 Phish shows.
It has not yet been performed live.
It was played at 0% of live shows.

Music/Lyrics: Lennon/McCartney

Original Artist: The Beatles

Original Album: Rubber Soul (1965)

Vocals: Instrumental

Historian: Ellis Godard

Phish has quoted this Lennon/McCartney sweetness in some rollicking places, such as “Possum” (5/13/90), “Tweezer” (12/1/94 and 8/6/96), “Taste” (dead-on at 10/27/96, and in reminiscent soloing in many ‘96-97 versions), and “Weekapaug Groove” (12/18/99) – songs about getting run over, frozen, starved, and left out. While never played in full, they gave it more than a measure or two of teases during 11/23/85, within an extended jam of “Whipping Post,” a raging roar for redemption in the midst of Mike’s “epiphany” show. But none of these six appearances were out of place: Each signaled a moment (and in a show) where the intense became soothing and the explosive became uniting, as if to ask (as the original did), “Isn’t it good?” 

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