Knock on Wood

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Mar 15 17:00:27 UTC 2002

At 11:36 AM -0500 3/15/02, Bob Haas wrote:
>The pop song "Knock on Wood" by Eddie Floyd (backed by the MGs of Booker T
>and the MGs) made it to number 28 in 1966.  Funny, I always imagined that it
>would have climbed higher.  I remember it from my near infancy.

It's like thunder, lightning
The way you love me it's frightening
I better knock [KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK] on wood.

Indeed.  Then there was the Beatles' cover, "Touch Wood", but it
didn't scan, so they changed it to "Norwegian Wood" and made some
other minor alterations, and the rest is history.


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