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Doesn't "Norwegian Wood" have a flute?
6 November 2012
Funny Paper
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-- or even two flutes, it seems.  At the end.


However, for the personnel listing under Songs, it lists only:


John Lennon: vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar
Paul McCartney: harmony vocals, bass
George Harrison: sitar, 12-string acoustic guitar
Ringo Starr: bass drum, tambourine

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6 November 2012
The Toppermost of the Poppermost
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I don't recall a flute in this song. Are you thinking of a different song?

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6 November 2012
Apple rooftop
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No flute in Norwegian Wood, maybe youve mixed up that with You've Got To Hide Your Love Away or something else.

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6 November 2012
Funny Paper
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Woops -- my bad:  it's that other Lennon song that always reminds me of "Norwegian Wood" -- namely, "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away", which I see is noted by this site under the "Songs" tab appropriately to have among its instrumentation:


"Johnnie Scott: tenor flute, alto flute"

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10 November 2012
Baden, PA
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Nevermind Norwegian Wood. I swear that you can hear a flute on If I Needed Someone, right after the guitar solo.

It's on the left channel right as they're signing "time to spend". Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

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14 November 2012
The Kaiserkeller
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For the musicians out there, 'Norwegian Wood' certainly lends itself to other instruments and arrangements…I perform it with a violinist, and we expand a section of the minor change in the bridge to a more open jazz waltz, with a few twists…It is a wonderful melody and chord change, and the 3/4 time is always a nice refresher






21 November 2012
Christian Rene Friborg
A Beginning
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21 November 2012

I don't think there's any flute sound in this beautiful song.  a-hard-days-night-paul-4

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