I’ve been listening to the The Civil Wars album since it came out (on my birthday) and every time I heard this song, I was very aware that it sounded like something else and it’s been bugging me.
Then it hit me in a flash, Had Me a Girl sounds like Norwegian Wood by the Beatles. Then I spent some time hitting myself with something heavy because it’s so obvious. ‘I once had a girl’ is actually the first line of Norwegian Wood.
I am an idiot.
Here they both are so you can compare and contrast.