Originally published at Scribd on June 18, 2011
I’m often prone to odd thoughts, just as I wake up. This was the result of one such thought: I wanted to write a Minecraft parody of The Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood”. And now it’s a thing.
Incidentally, it wasn’t until I looked up the original lyrics online that I learned just how few lines there were to the song!
or, “The Noob’s Tale”
(“Norwegian Wood”, sung by The Beatles)
I woke on the beach, in a strange land, no tools to hand,
I thrashed at a tree… Isn’t it good, fist-punching wood?
I crafted some planks and a workbench to fashion some picks
All that I needed were three lumps of wood and some sticks…
I mined all the day, my only goal: Finding some coal,
And then the sun set, in came the night – I had no light!
I heard a creeper, and I knew that I wouldn’t last
I tried to swing with my sword, but was killed in the blast…
And then I awoke, back at the spawn, all items gone
Start over again… Isn’t it good, fist-punching wood?
Original lyrics © John Lennon & Paul McCartney 1965
Parody lyrics © Mark A. Cooper 2011