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Killing Yourself To Live
Black Sabbath - Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath (1974)

Tune down 1 1/2 steps (C#)

This is by far one of my favorite Sabbath songs.  The guitar solos are amazing,
and this song more than any other shows off Iommi's skill.

Fig A:
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------5--5--------------------------------------|
|------------7-7---5--5---7-----------------5---7--7---------|
|------3-----7-7---3--3---7-----------0-----3---5--5---7-----|
|--0-3---3---5-5----------5-------0-3------------------5-----|


Fig B: Verse: w/ slight vibrato
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------3-----------|
|----------------------2-----------|
|----3---2---3-----0h2-------------|
|--5---5---5---5-3-----------------|
|----------------------------------|
|                                  |
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------5~~---------------|
|----3---2---5---------------------|
|--5---5---5---5-------------------|
|----------------------------------|


Fig C: Chorus:
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------10------------------------|
|-12-12-12-12--12--10-10-8-10--9-9-9-9--9-8--8--7--|
|-10-10-10-10--10--8--8----8---7-7-7-7--7-6--6--5--|


1st Solo: goes w/ Fig C:                     |- up 1 step-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------5----5----5---5-7^---9~9~9~9~--9~9~9~9~---|
|--------2-3-/5--3-5-/7-----7----7----7-----------------------------|
|--5---5------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                                   ||||
|-----------------------------------------------5-8^8^8-8p5-8-5--------|
|---------------------8^-8^--8-6-5-6-6^p5-----8-----------------8-5-8^-|
|-----------5/7---7-9---------------------7----------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------10----10--10--10--10-----10--10--10--10----|
|---------------13^---13^-13^-13^-13^----13^-13^-13^-13^---|
|-9~9~9~9/12~----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                          |
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|-6^p5-6-5-6^p5---------8^-8^-8^-8^-6h8-6------------------|
|---------------7---7-9-------------------7-5--------------|
|---------------------------------------------7-5\3-3---5--|
|-----------------------------------------------------5----|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

|-10--10--10--13--13--13--13--13--13------------------10-----|
|-13^-13^-13^-16^-16^-16^-16^-16^-16^-\------------10----13^-|
|---------------------------------------12^p10-12^-----------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                          |||
|-----------------------------------------5-8^-10-8-10-8---|
|-------------------------------------5-8------------------|
|---------------------------------5-7----------------------|
|---3-5-3-5^-5^-5^p3-^5p3-----5/7--------------------------|
|-5--------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

|------10------------13--13--13--13------------------------|
|----10--^13-^13-^13-16^-16^-16^-16^-----------------------|
|-12^------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                          |
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|-------12^p10----10----------10-12^p10-12~----------------|
|--------------12----12-10-12------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

|-----10-----------------10--------------------------------|
|-------13^-13^-13^---------13-10-13^-13^-13^--------------|
|-12^----------------12^-----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------13^-13^-13^-13^^----------------|
|-^13p10-13-10-^13p10-13-10---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|dont know after that...
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|

Fig D:                       end fig D|
|-------------------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-----------------------|
|----------5-----------5--------------|---2----5----7----7^-7-|
|----7p5-----5h7-7p5-----5h7-7--------|---2----5----7----7^-7-|
|--0-----0-----------0----------------|-----00---00---00------|
|-------------------------------------|-----------------------|


"You think that I'm..."
|-------------------------------|
|-5-8^8^8^8^^5------------------|
|--------------5-7^7^7^^5-------|
|-------------------------7-----|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
fills                            2nd time only
|-----------------------------||---------------------------|
|-^8p5-8-5--------------------||---------------------------|
|-----------^7p5-7-5-7-7-5----||-----5-5-5-----------------|
|--------------------------7--||-(7)--------7-7------------|
|-----------------------------||---------------------------|
|-----------------------------||---------------------------|

Fig 8 w/ solo below:
|---|---|----|----|----|----|----|---|---|
|---|---|----|----|----|----|----|---|---|
|-5-|-7-|-10-|-12-|-14-|-12-|-10-|-7-|-2-|
|-5-|-7-|-10-|-12-|-14-|-12-|-10-|-7-|-2-|
|0--|0--|0---|0---|0---|0---|0---|0--|-0-|
|---|---|----|----|----|----|----|---|---|

Solo: w/ fig 8
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------8^-8^-5------------------------------------|
|-7^p5-7-5--(5)---------7-5-7^-7^-7^p5-7-7^p5--------------|
|---------------------------------------------7-7----------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

|---------|----------|---------|-5--5--5--5----------------|
|---------|----------|---------|-8^-8^-8^-8^---------------|
|-7^p5-7--|--7^p5-7--|-7^p5-7--|---------------------------|
|---------|----------|---------|---------------------------|
|---------|----------|---------|---------------------------|
|---------|----------|---------|---------------------------|

|-8------------------------------------8^--8^8^8^8^-5------|
|---8------8^--8^--8^8^8^p5--------------------------------|
|-----7^-5------------------7-7^p5-7-----------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

|----5---------------|
|-8^---8-5-----------|
|----------7^p5------|
|---------------7----|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|

[Ending:]
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-----7-5~-------7-5~---------7-5~-------------|
|----------7----------7-5----------7----5----5-|
|-0-0--------0-0----------0-0--------/7---/7---|
|----------------------------------------------|

---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
-----7-7-7p5---7-7-7p5---7-7-7p5---7-7-|
-5h7---------7---------7---------7-----|
---------------------------------------|



************************************

| h    Hammer-on
| ~    Vibrato
| /    Slide up
| p    Pull-off
| \    Slide down
| (n)  Ghost note

************************************

            
            
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t0mm1_ 159 Nov 04, 2014 04:20 AM

Intro is wrong

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blizzard_of_oz 32 Aug 21, 2015 03:16 PM

no its tuned down 1 1/2 steps

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methevas2 10 Mar 18, 2017 11:01 PM

even after the tuning the intro still seems wrong

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