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War Pigs Bass

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War Pigs
by Black Sabbath
as recorded by Faith No More
From the album The Real Thing
(C) 1970 and 1974 Westminster Music Ltd.
transcribed by Steve Gorenburg
re-tabbed by Joe White

Note:  notes with no rhythmic value above them are
grace notes.  Play these quickly, leading to the
next note.

    w   H q s s Q    Q e e s s s s+q+e   q   s s+q+E s s s Q+e   e e   Q e s    
----r-|-r-r-r------|-----------------------|-------------------------|----------
12:-e-|-e-e-e-2/21\|-----------------------|-----------------------5-|----------
8-:-s-|-s-s-s------|-7-7-5-5---5-7-7-7-5h7-|-7-5-5-5---5---5-5-5h7---|-7-7-5----
----t-|-t-t-t------|-0-------7-------------|---------7---7-----------|----------
    Intro (vibrato on all longer notes vibrato until 1st Verse)

s e Q e q   s s+q+E s s s Q s s s s e   Q+q+s s  Q  e  e s s   s s+q+E s s s    
----------|---------------------------|-------16-16-16\------|------------------
--5-------|---------------------------|-------14-14-14\------|------------------
----7\--7-|-7-5-5-5---5---5---5-------|----------------7-7-0-|-7-5-5-5---5------
7-----0---|---------7---7---7---7-0-3-|-0-0-0----------------|---------7---7----

Q+e e e   Q+e   q s s+q+q e   s s+q q s s s s+q+Q      s E H   w   s E H   w    
--------|-------------------|---------------------|--------r-|-r-|-----r-|-r----
------5-|-------------------|---------------------|-4:-----e-|-e-|-----e-|-e----
5-5-7---|-7-7-5h7-7-5-5-5-5-|-5-7-7---7-0-7-5-5-5-|-4:-5-7\s-|-s-|-5-7\s-|-s----
--------|-------------------|-------0-------------|--------t-|-t-|-----t-|-t----

    s E H   w  5x s E H   E s H    s E H   e e s e s e e q    s E H   w     s   
||------r-|-r--||-----r-|-r------|-----r-|-r---r---r---r----|-----r-|-r-||------
||*-----e-|-e-*||-----e-|-e-2/21\|-----e-|-e---e---e---e----|-----e-|-e-||*-----
||*-5-7\s-|-s-*||-5-7\s-|-s------|-5-7\s-|-s---s---s---s-19\|-5-7\s-|-s-||*-5---
||------t-|-t--||-----t-|-t------|-----t-|-t-0-t-0-t-0-t----|-----t-|-t-||------
  1st Verse

E h e  e   h h    4x     s s s s E    e e s q     7x s s s s E    e e s e e     
--r------|--------||-||---------------------------||----------------------------
--e------|-------*||-||*-------------------------*||----------------------------
7\s-10-9-|-8-7/-\*||-||*---------7~~~------------*||---------7~~~---------------
--t------|--------||-||--0-0-0-0------0-0-0-3~~~--||-0-0-0-0------0-0-0-3-3-----

        s s s s E    e e s q     3x s s s s E    e e s e e        s s s s q     
----||---------------------------||---------------------------||----------16----
----||*-------------------------*||---------------------------||*---------14----
----||*---------7~~~------------*||---------7~~~--------------||*---------------
~~~-||--0-0-0-0------0-0-0-3~~~--||-0-0-0-0------0-0-0-3-3~~~-||--0-0-0-0-------

s e s q      s s s s q  s e s e e     2x s s s s s e e e s s s s s   s s s s    
r----------|---------16-r-------------||---------------------------|------------
e----------|---------14-e------------*||---------2p0-------2p0-----|------------
s----------|------------s------------*||---------------------------|------------
t-0-0-3~~~-|-0-0-0-0----t-0-0-3-3~~~--||-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-----2h3-|-0-0-0-0----

s s s e e s s s s s   s s s s s e e e s s s s s   s s s s s e e e s s s s s     
--------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|---
------------2p0-----|---------2p0-------2p0-----|-------------------2p0-----|---
0h1h2---------------|---------------------------|---------0h2---------------|---
------0-0-0-----2h3-|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-----2h3-|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-----2h3-|---

s s s s s e e e s s s s s   s s s s s e e e s s s s s   s s s s s s s e e s s   
--------------------------|---------------------------|-------------------------
--------2p0-------2p0-----|---------2p0-------2p0-----|---------------------2---
--------------------------|---------------------------|---------0h1h2-----------
0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-----2h3-|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-----2h3-|-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-----

 s s s   s s s s s e e e s s s s s     s E h e  e   h h    4x E s e s e s e s   
-------|---------------------------||------r------|--------||-------------------
p0-----|---------2p0-------2p0-----||*-----e------|-------*||-------------------
-------|---------------------------||*-5-7\s-10-9-|-8-7/-\*||-----7---------5---
---2h3-|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-----2h3-||------t------|--------||-0-0---0-0-5h7-----
                                                              Guitar Solo

e s   q q s e s q    s s s s s s e s s s e E   q s s s s s s s s s s e   E      
----|--------------|-r-----------r-----------|---------------7h9-7h9-r-|-14^----
----|--------------|-e-----------e-------5-5-|---------5-7/9---------e-|--------
7-5-|---7------/19\|-s-----------s-5-6-7-----|-7-7-5-7---------------s-|--------
----|-0---0-0-0----|-t-0-5p0-7p0-t-----------|-----------------------t-|--------
                                                                         (1/2)

s  e  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s    s  s s s s s s s s s s s+q   q s s s s    
12----------------------------------|----------------------------|---r----------
---14-14-14-14-12-14-12-------------|------------------------5-5-|---e----------
------------------------12-10-12----|--------------------5h7-5-5-|-7\s----------
---------------------------------12-|-12-0-3p0-5p0-6p0-7---------|---t-0-3h5----

s s e s s e   e s s s s s s s s Q   q  Q s s s E  +e s s s E s s s e s s s      
------------|---------------------|----r-----7-9-|-9-----7-9-----7-9-7-7-7-|----
----5-------|-------------------5/|-14-e-7-9-----|---7-9-----7-9-----------|----
------7-5-7\|---------------5-7---|----s---------|-------------------------|----
5h7---------|-0-0-3/5-3-5/7-------|----t---------|-------------------------|----
                                                                                

s s s e s s s s q s s s   q e s e s s s e e   h s s e e e   E s e s e s s s s   
9-9-7-9-7---------------|---r---------------|-------------|---------------------
----------9-8-7-5-5-7-5-|---e---------------|-------------|---------------------
------------------------|-7\s-5-7-5---------|-------------|-7-7---7-7-7-5---5---
------------------------|---t-------7-5-3-3-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----0---------7-----
                                                                                

s s s   e s e s e s e s e e   e s e s e s e s e e   h+e e   s E q+Q e   s E q   
------|---------------------|---------------------|-------|-----------|---------
------|---------------------|---------------------|-------|-----------|---------
--5-7-|---5/7-5/7-5/7-5/7-7\|---5/7-5/7-5/7-5/7-7\|-----7-|-7-5-5-5-5-|-5-7-7---
7-----|-0-------------------|-0-------------------|-0-0---|-----------|---------

Q e   s E+H   s E H   w   s E H   w     s E H   w  6x s E H   e e s e s e e     
----|-------|-----r-|-r-|-----r-|-r-||------r-|-r--||-----r-|-r---r---r---r-----
----|-------|-----e-|-e-|-----e-|-e-||*-----e-|-e-*||-----e-|-e---e---e---e-----
--7-|-7-5-5-|-5-7\s-|-s-|-5-7\s-|-s-||*-5-7\s-|-s-*||-5-7\s-|-s---s---s---s-----
0---|-------|-----t-|-t-|-----t-|-t-||------t-|-t--||-----t-|-t-0-t-0-t-0-t-----
                                        2nd Verse

q    s E H   w     s E h e  e   h h    4x q  H   W   s e s e E s s s s s s s    
---|-----r-|-r-||------r------|--------||----r-|-r-|---r---r--------------------
---|-----e-|-e-||*-----e------|-------*||----e-|-e-|---e---e--------------------
19\|-5-7\s-|-s-||*-5-7\s-10-9-|-8-7/-\*||-19\s-|-s-|-7-s---s-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----
---|-----t-|-t-||------t------|--------||----t-|-t-|---t-7-t--------------------

  e Q h   s e s e E s s s s s e   e e H   W   s e s e E s s s s s s s   e Q h   
|---r-r-|---r---r---------------|---r-r-|-r-|---r---r-----------------|---r-r---
|---e-e-|---e-5-e---------------|---e-e-|-e-|---e---e-----------------|---e-e---
|---s-s-|-7-s---s-7-7-5---------|---s-s-|-s-|-7-s---s-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|---s-s---
|-0-t-t-|---t---t-------7-5-0-3-|-0-t-t-|-t-|---t-7-t-----------------|-0-t-t---

  s e s e E s s s s s e   s e s q s e s s s s s   s e s e s e s s s s  s e      
|---r---r---------------|-------9-------9p7-----|-------9---------7/12-9-7-|----
|---e-5-e---------------|-------------------7h9-|-------------7-9----------|----
|-7-s---s-7-7-5---------|-7-7-7---7-7-7---------|-7-7-7---7-7--------------|----
|---t---t-------7-5-0-3-|-----------------------|--------------------------|----

E s e s e s s s s s s s   E s e s e s e e e   e s s s s s s s s  s  s  s  s     
----9-9---------7-------|-----9---9---9-----|-7-7-7-7/9-9-9-9/11-11-11-11/12----
----------7-8-9---9-7-5-|-------------------|-0-0-0-0---0-0-0----0--0--0--------
7-7-----7---------------|-7-7---7---7---7-7-|-----------------------------------
------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------------

s  s    s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  e    s e s e s e e s s s s    
12-12-|-12/14-14-14-14/16-16-16-16/17-17-17-17/19-19-|-------5---------5p0------
0--0--|-0-----0--0--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--0-----0--|---------------------3----
------|----------------------------------------------|-3-3-3---3-3-3-3----------
------|----------------------------------------------|--------------------------

 s   s e s e s e s e e e    h+e e e e   h e  e  q      q s s s s q s s s s      
---|-------5-------5------|-------r---|------------||----------------------|----
h5-|----------------------|-------e---|------------||*---------------------|----
---|-3-3-3---3-3-3---3----|-2-2-3-s-3-|-2-14-14-14\||*-7---------7-----5h7-|----
---|-------------------15\|-------t---|------------||----0-0-0-0---0-0-----|----

q s s e e s s e e   q s s s s q s s       q s s e e s s e e  2x s s s s e s s   
------------------|---------------------|--------------------||---------9-------
------------------|---------------------|-------------------*||-----------------
5-----5-----------|-----------7-----5h7-|-5-----5---------5-*||-0h7-7-7---7-7---
--0-0---7-0-0-5-3-|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-----|---0-0---7-0-0-5----||-----------------

s s s e e s   s s s s e s s s s s e e s   s s s s s s s s s s s s e s s   e s   
------9-----|---------7-----------7-7-7-|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----|-------
------------|---------------------------|-------------------------------|-------
0h7-7---7-7-|-0h5-5-5---5-5-0h5-5-------|---7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7---7p0-|-5-5---
------------|---------------------------|-------------------------------|-------

s e s s s s s s s s e   e s s e s s s s s s e s s   e s s s s s s  s  s  s      
--7---------5h7-----5-|-------9-------9-----9-----|-7-7-7-7/9-9/11-11/12-12/----
--------5h7-----5h7---|---------------------------|-0-0-0-0---0----0-----0------
5---5-5---------------|-7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7---7-7-|-----------------------------
----------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------------

s  s  s  e    e s s e s s s s s s e s s   s s s s e s s s s s s e e     q s s   
14-14/16-16-|-------9-------9-----9-----|---------7-------7-----7---||----------
---0-----0--|---------------------------|---------------------------||*---------
------------|-7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7---7p0-|-5-5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5---5-||*-7-------
------------|---------------------------|---------------------------||----0-0---

s s q s s s s   q s s e e s s e e   q s s s s q s s       q s s e e s s e e     
--------------|-------------------|---------------------|-----------------------
--------------|-------------------|---------------------|-----------------------
----7-----5h7-|-5-----5-----------|-----------7-----5h7-|-5-----5---------5-----
0-0---0-0-----|---0-0---7-0-0-5-3-|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-----|---0-0---7-0-0-5-------

 2x     q q Q e  2x w  +w  +w
-||-||----r-r----||---|-x-|-x-||
*||-||*---e-e---*||---|-x-|-x-||
*||-||*-7\s-s-5-*||---|-x-|-x-||
-||-||----t-t----||-0-|-x-|-x-||
                   Strum strings as fast
                   as you can, moving your
                   fretting hand up the
                   neck gradually.
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Rorybondman13 82 Oct 21, 2005 06:54 AM

could u have made it more complicated!

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jla123 10 Dec 24, 2006 04:21 PM

i agree this is pretty crazy :(

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kattaway 10 Jan 16, 2007 12:46 PM

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