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Sweet Leaf by Black Sabbath
From the album Master of Reality (1971)
Written by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward
All rights belong to their respective owners

Tabbed by Jaakko Karppinen


READ FIRST:
This tab is based on the original Master Track, so it should be 100% correct. I've listened every single part
of the Master Track multiple times with half speed and some equalization to really get every single note right

I know that this song is originally played with C# (C#F#BE) tuning, but since it can be played just as
well with standard tuning, I've tabbed it with standard tuning. It is much easier for more advanced players to
convert it in to C# tuning if they want to, than for beginners to convert it from C# to standard. The
conversion from standard to C# is super easy to do; just tune your bass to C# and play everything 3 frets
down the neck, so for example, the main riff is played at the 8th fret. There are no open notes or anything
like that to worry about.

Playing in C# tuning is the best choice if you want to sound more like Geezer. You can hear yourself
on the Master Track how the combination of sloppy strings and a cranked up amp sound like. Enjoy!

Bass Master Track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5jTJlikMfI



[Verse]
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-o-----------------------7---7---7----------------------------------o-|
A|-o-------------5-4-3---3-----------------------5-4-3---3-3---3---5--o-| (7X)
E|---5---5-\-r-----------------------5---5-\-r--------------------------|


[Instrumental 1]
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------7-7---7---7-7-7-5----|
A|-------------------------3-------7-\---------------------------7--|
E|-5---------------3---------------------5-5------------------------|

G|---------------------------------------------9-7---5--------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------7-5--------|
A|-------------------------3-------7-\-----------------------7-5----|
E|-5---------------3---------------------5-5---------------------7--|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-o---------------------------------------------7-7---7---7-7-7-5----o-|
A|-o-------------------------3-------7-\---------------------------7--o-|
E|---5---------------3---------------------5-5--------------------------|


[Verse]


[Instrumental 2]
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------7-7---7---7-7-7-5----|
A|-------------------------3-------7-\---------------------------7--|
E|-5---------------3---------------------5-5------------------------|

G|---------------------------------------------9-7---5--------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------7-5--------|
A|-------------------------3-------7-\-----------------------7-5----|
E|-5---------------3---------------------5-5---------------------7--|

G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------7-7---7---7-7-7-5----|
A|-------------------------3-------7-\---------------------------7--|
E|-5---------------3---------------------5-5------------------------|

G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------3-------7-\------------------------------|
E|-5---------------3---------------------5-5------------------------|


[Bridge 1]
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-5---------------5---------------5---------------5----------------|


[Bass Solo]
G|---------------------4-----4---4-----6-6---6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
D|-------------------4----------------------------------------------|
A|-2---------------2-----2-2---2---4-4------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-----4---4---4-------4-----4---4-----6-6---8---6-4-------4-6-4----|
D|---4---------------4---------------6---------------6-4-6-------6--|
A|-2---------------2-----2-2---2---4--------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|---------------------4---4-4---4-----6-6---6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
D|-------------------4----------------------------------------------|
A|-2---2---2---2---2-----2-----2---4-4------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---r---------2--|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Bridge 2]                                            [Drum Fill]
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-4-\-r---------2-4---r---------2-4-\-r---------2-4--------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Guitar Solo]
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---6-4-------------6-4-------------6-4-------------6-4------------|
A|-4-----7-4-------4-----7-4-------4-----7-4-------4-----7-4-----7--|
E|-----------7-4-7-----------7-4-7-----------7-4-7-----------7-4----|

G|---6-4------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------7-6-4-------6-4-------------6-4-------------6-4------------|
A|-4-----------7-4-4-----7-4-------4-----7-4-------4-----7-4-----7--|
E|---------------------------7-4-7-----------7-4-7-----------7-4----|


[Drum Solo] (don't pick those last two G notes, just slide from the D)
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-4-------------------------------4--------------------------------|
E|-----5\4-3---------------------------5--\3------------------------|

G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|-4------------------------------------------------|
E|-----5--\3----------------------------------------|


[Verse]


[Instrumental 3]
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------7-7---7---7-7-7-5----|
A|-------------------------3-------7-\---------------------------7--|
E|-5---------------3---------------------5-5------------------------|

G|---------------------------------------------9-7---5--------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------7-5--------|
A|-------------------------3-------7-\-----------------------7-5----|
E|-5---------------3---------------------5-5---------------------7--|


[Outro]
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------7---7---7----------------------------------|
A|-------------x-3-3---x-----------------------5-4-3---3-3---3---5--|
E|-5-------------------------------5---5-\-r------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-o-----------------------7---7---7----------------------------------o-|
A|-o-------------5-4-3---3-----------------------5-4-3---3-3---3---5--o-| (Repeat all the way to the end)
E|---5---5-\-r-----------------------5---5-\-r--------------------------|



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r  Rest
\  Slide down
x  Dead note

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