Norwegian Wood

(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)

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Foggy G, "The Songs That Were Played," We're Only In It For The Touring

1988: NORWEGIAN WOOD- For the first performance of this tune (2/27), the band performs the song essentially as the Beatles did, allowing for very obvious differences in instrumentation. After this premiere performance, Frank then wrote the Texas Motel Medley, using the music to this, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", and "Strawberry Fields Forever", but changing the words to document the tale of Jimmy Swaggert and his visit with a hooker. This then became "Norwegian Jim".
NORWEGIAN JIM- This is Frank's rewrite of "Norwegian Wood", with the words changed to document the tale of Jimmy Swaggert and his visit with a hooker. This appears as part one of the Texas Motel Medley, with the other parts being "Louisiana Hooker With Herpes", a rewrite of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"", and "Texas Motel", a rewrite of "Strawberry Fields Forever". For two early March performances, "What Kind of Girl?" is added after "Texas Motel".


Norwegian Jim

(Transcription from Rochester, NY, March 11, 1988 by Douglas Obrecht)

Jim... once had a girl, or should we say, she once had he.
She... showed him her room, isn't it swell, Texas Motel.
She asked him to stay and she told him to sit anywhere.
So Jim looked around and he noticed there wasn't a prayer.

Jim... took off his rug, biding his time, pounding his pud.
He... prayed until two, and then she said, "How 'bout some head?"

She said she was booked in the morning with Falwell and Pat.
Jim told her he wasn't, and dribbled some spoo in her lap.

And... when he awoke, he was alone, she'd honed his cone.
So... he let her fly, isn't it swell, Texas Motel

But then, suddenly...

(Louisiana Hooker With Herpes follows)

Conceptual Continuity

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