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                                CROSS OF THORNS
                          As recorded by Black Sabbath

                        From the Album: Cross Purposes   (1994)



Transcribed by Karnak



Tuning: Tune Down 1/2 Step (Eb)
        


Verse 1
Riff 1   (Play  6 Times)
                   
  
e||---------------------------------------------||------------------|
B||o-------------------------------------------o||------------------|
G||---------------------------------------------||------------------|
D||------9-----9---9-------10-----10-10s12-10---||-9----------------|
A||o---7-----7-----------7------7--------------o||------------------|
E||--0-----0-----0-----0------0-----------------||--------17\----7--|



Chorus
Riff 2  (Play 2 Times)
    
||----------------------------------------------------------------------|
||o---------------------------------------------------------------------|
||----------------------------------------------------------------------|
||----------------------------------------------------------------------|
||o-----7p5-5h7------7p5-5h7----------------7p5-5h7------7p5-5h7--------|
||--0-0---------0-0----------0-0-5h7----0-0---------0-0----------0-0-5h7|


                     
|-------------------------||
|------------------------o||
|-------------------------||
|-12----------------9--7--||
|-10--10------5--4--7--5-o||
|------8------3--2--------||


Verse 2
(Riff 1)  Play 8 Times


Chorus
(Riff 2)  Play 2 Times




Bridge
Riff 3


|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------|
|-0-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-2-3-3--5--3\-2--|
|---------------------------------------------|


|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------4-5------3--4--6--4|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------2--5-5--4---1--2--4--2|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-2-3-3--5-3\-2-0-------2-------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|


Riff 4

|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|----6--7-------------7--6--4----6--7-----------------|
|-4--4--5--4--5---7---5--4--2-4--4--5--4---5---4--7---|
|-2--------2--3---5-----------2--------2---3---2--5---|
|---------------------------------------------------0-|


|---------------------------------------------------------------0-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------0-|
|----6---7-----------------7---6---4-----6--7-------------------9-|
|-4--4---5---4---5----7----5---4---2-4---4--5--4----5---4---7---9-|
|-2----------2---3----5--------------2---------2----3---2---5---7-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------0-|



Solo  (With Riff 3)


|-------------------------------5-----------------5----------|
|-19b21\----------0-5-7-8---0-5---8---0-5-7-8-7-5---8-7-5----|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|


|----7------------------------------------------------|  
|-/8---8-7--------------------------------------------| 
|----------9---7--------------------------------------|
|----------------10--9--7-----7b9r==7--5h=7p=5S4-5----|
|--------------------------10-------------------------| Sorry, I can't
|-----------------------------------------------------| figure out the
                                                        rest of the solo


(Riff 4)




Outro

||--------------|------------||----|
||o-------------|-----------o||----|
||--------------|------------||----|
||------9-------|-----10-----||----|
||o---7---7-----|---7----7--o||----|
||--0-----------|-0----------||----|




Cross Of Thorns

Don't come closer, cos it ain't safe here,
Just turn around now and walk away.
I've gotta tell you, there are no rules here,
Sometimes I wonder, what goes on there,
Behind those eyes.

[CHORUS:]
When a promise is broken, and no one trusts you,
Young ones crying with there heads in their hands,
When you talk about saving, the souls of the faithful,
You can't help thinking you've got blood on your Hands
From a cross of thorns.

Tongues of fire always talking, 
Wasted words that ring in my ears.
We're still waiting, losing patience. 
Will all the lies of, 400 years.
I've got to tell you, there are no rules here,
Sometimes I wonder, what goes on there, 
Behind those eyes.

[CHORUS:]
When a promise is broken, and no one trusts you,
Young ones crying with there heads in their hands,
When you talk about saving, the souls of the faithful,
You can't help thinking you've got blood on your Hands
From a cross of thorns.

We gave you yesterday, and now you want today,
Oh, from the hands of death we take our daily bread,
Now all we do is choke, and the words that you once
Spoke, fade away.
Look at what you've done, oh, it's a cross of thorns.

Solo

Take away, this cross of thorns, look at what you've done,
It's a cross of thorns, cross of thorns.
When a promise is broken, and no one trusts you,
You've got blood on your hands, from a cross of thorns.





Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash
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