John Lennon writes Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) was written by John Lennon while on holiday in the Swiss Alps, with his wife Cynthia and producer George Martin. Martin broke his foot on January 26th 1965 and recalled John playing an early version of the song on guitar that same day.

"It was during this time that John was writing songs for Rubber Soul, and one of the songs he composed in the hotel bedroom, while we were all gathered around, nursing my broken foot, was a little ditty he would play to me on his acoustic guitar. The song was Norwegian Wood." - George Martin
"Norwegian Wood is my song completely. It was about an affair I was having. I was very careful and paranoid because I didn't want my wife, Cyn, to know that there really was something going on outside of the household. I'd always had some kind of affairs going, so I was trying to be sophisticated in writing about an affair, but in such a smoke-screen way that you couldn't tell. But I can't remember any specific woman it had to do with." - John Lennon  
 John and Cynthia Lennon in the Swiss Alps, January 1965.

John and Cynthia Lennon in the Swiss Alps, January 1965.