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WAR PIGS (Bassline)
                          As recorded by Black Sabbath
                         (From the 1970 Album PARANOID)

Words and Music by Frank Iommi, John Osbourne, William Ward, Terence Butler

Transcribed by Jake Brown

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Bass'

[Intro]
  Q=56
 12/8
  Gtr I
                                         |3-| |3|
  Q.   E E E Q E a S S S S a E   Q  E E +E  S E S Q  E a S S S S S S
G|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|-----------------------7s9-7-5-------|
A|-7----7-5---7-5-5h7-5---5-5h7-|-5--5-5-(5)---5---5--5---------7-5---|
E|----------7-----------7-------|------------7---7------------------7-|


           |3| |--3---|       |-3-| |-3-| |3|
    Q  E E E S E     +S  Q  E S S S S S S E S
||----------------------------------7h9-9-9-9-|
||o------------5b5.5-(5)------5-7-9-----------|
||o-7--7-7-5-------------7--7-----------------|
||-----------7--------------------------------|


          |3-| |3|      |-3-| |3|
  Q  E E +E  S E S Q  E E   S E S E
|-------------------------------------||
|-----------------------7b8-5--------o||
|-5--5-5-(5)---5---5--5-------7-5----o||
|------------7---7----------------7---||


                      |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E E E E S S E E S S S S S S S S S   E E E S S S S E E E E S S S S   E
|-------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-------------7-9-------7-5---------||
|---------------------5h7---------------|-------5-7-9---------------7-5b6---||
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-------------------|-7-7-7-----------5-5-5-----------7-||
|---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------||


   Faster Q=88
   $
  4/4
   S S E Q  H      W          S S  E Q  H      W
G|---------------|----------|----------------|------||
D|---------------|----------|----------------|------||
A|-5-7-----------|----------|-5-7\-----------|------||
E|---------------|----------|----------------|------||


 [Verse]
     S S E Q  H      W          S S E Q  H      W     4x
G||----------------|----------|---------------|-------||
D||o---------------|----------|---------------|------o||
A||o-5-7-----------|----------|-5-7-----------|------o||
E||----------------|----------|---------------|-------||


 [Interlude]
                            |3| |3|  |3-| |3|
   S S E Q  Q   e e   Q  Q  E S E S +E  S E S
G|------------------|-----------9-7-(7)-------|
D|------------------|---------9---------9-7-5-|
A|-5-7---------10-9-|-8--8--7-----------------|
E|------------------|-------------------------|


   S S E Q  Q   e e   Q  Q  Q  S S E
G|------------------|--------------------|
D|------------------|--------------5b6---|
A|-5-7---------10-9-|-8--8--7--5h7-------|
E|------------------|--------------------|


                            |3| |3|  |3-| |3|
   S S E Q  Q   e e   Q  Q  E S E S +E  S E S
G|------------------|-----------9-7-(7)-------|
D|------------------|---------9---------9-7-5-|
A|-5-7---------10-9-|-8--8--7-----------------|
E|------------------|-------------------------|


                            To Coda
   S S E Q  Q   e e   Q  Q  Q  S S E
G|------------------|--------------------||
D|------------------|--------------5b6---||
A|-5-7---------10-9-|-8--8--7--5h7-------||
E|------------------|--------------------||


   S S S S E S S S S S S S S E   S S S S E S S S S S S S S E
G|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|---------------------------5-|---6-7-8-------------------5b6-|
A|-7-7-0-0-7-x-7---7---7-5h7---|-7-------7-7-7---7---7-5h7-----|
E|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|


   S S S S E S S S S S S S S E   S S S S E S S S S S S S S E
G|-----------------------------|----------------------------------||
D|---------------------------5-|---6-7-8-------------------5b6----||
A|-7-7-0-0-7-x-7---7---7-5h7---|-7-------7-7-7---7---7-5h7--------||
E|-----------------------------|----------------------------------||


 [Verse]
                               ~                             ~
     S S S S E S S S S S S S S E   S S S S E S S S S S S S S E
G||------------------------------|-----------------------------|
D||o---------------------------5-|---------------------------5-|
A||o-7-7-7-7-7-x-7---7---7-5h7---|-7-7-7-7-7-x-7---7---7-5h7---|
E||------------------------------|-----------------------------|


                             ~                             ~
   S S S S E S S S S S S S S E   S S S S E S S S S S S S S E
G|-----------------------------|---------------------------------||
D|---------------------------5-|---------------------------5----o||
A|-7-7-7-7-7-x-7---7---7-5h7---|-7-7-7-7-7-x-7---7---7-5h7------o||
E|-----------------------------|---------------------------------||


 [Interlude]
   S S S S E S S S S S S S S E     S S S S E S S S S S S S S E
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|---------------------------5b6-|---6-7-8-------------------5b6-|
A|-7-------7-x-7---7---7-5h7-----|-7-------7-x-7---7---7-5h7-----|
E|---5-6-7-----------------------|-------------------------------|


   S S S S E S S S S S S S S E     S S a S S E S S S S S S S S E
G|-------------------------------|------------------------------------||
D|---------------------------5b6-|---6-7s8-7-------------------5b6----||
A|-7-x-----7-x-7---7---7-5h7-----|-7---------7-x-7---7---7-5h7--------||
E|-----6-6-----------------------|------------------------------------||


 [Verse]
     S S S S E S S S S S S S S E     S S S S E S S S S S S S S E
G||------9-9-----------------------|-----9-9-----------------------|
D||o---------------------------5b6-|---------------------------5b6-|
A||o-7-7-----7-x-7---7---7-5h7-----|-7-7-----7-x-7---7---7-5h7-----|
E||--------------------------------|-------------------------------|


   S S S S E S S S S S S S S E     S S S S E S S S S S S S S E
G|-----9-9-----------------------|-----9-9---------------------------||
D|---------------------------5b6-|---------------------------5b6----o||
A|-7-7-----7-x-7---7---7-5h7-----|-7-7-----7-x-7---7---7-5h7--------o||
E|-------------------------------|-----------------------------------||


 [Interlude]
                              |3| |3|  |3-| |3|
     S S E Q  Q   e e   Q  Q  E S E S +E  S E S
G||-------------------|-----------9-7-(7)-------|
D||o------------------|---------9---------9-7-5-|
A||o-5-7---------10-9-|-8--8--7-----------------|
E||-------------------|-------------------------|


   S S E Q  Q   e e   Q  Q  Q  S S E
G|------------------|--------------------||
D|------------------|--------------5b6--o||
A|-5-7---------10-9-|-8--8--7--5h7------o||
E|------------------|--------------------||


  Guitar Solo
   S S S S S S S S +S  S S S S S S S   S S S S E S S +S  S S S S S S S
G|-----9-9-----9-------9-------9-----|-----9-9---9-------x-9-----9------|
D|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|-7-7-----7-7---7-(7)---7-7-7---7-7-|-7-7-----7---7-(7)-----7-7---7-7--|
E|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S E S S S S S S E
G|---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9-|-----9-9-7-7----------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------9---------5---5b6----|
A|-7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|-7-7-----------7-7-5h7---7--------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|


   S S a S S S   +S  S S +S  S S S S S a  S S
G|-------------------------------7---7-9s10s9-|
D|---5-7s8-7-5b6-(5)---5-(5)-7s9---9----------|
A|-------------------7------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|


   S S S S S   +S  S   +S  +S  S S S S S S   +S
G|-9-7--------------------------------------------|
D|-----9-7-5b6-(5)-7b9-(7)-(7)-7-5---5---5b6-(5)--|
A|---------------------------------7---7----------|
E|------------------------------------------------|


   S S S S E S S   +S  a S S S S a  E S
G|-------------------------7---7-9h10-9-|
D|-------------5b6-(5)-7h9---9----------|
A|-7-5---5-7-7--------------------------|
E|-----7--------------------------------|


   S S S S E S   +S  +S  S S S S S E     S S S S E S S +S  S S S S   S E
G|-7-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|---8-7-9-5-7b9-(7)-(7)-7-5-------5b6-|---7-5-------------------5b6---5b6----|
A|---------------------------7-5-------|-7-----5-7-7-7-(7)-7-5-------7--------|
E|-------------------------------7-----|-----------------------7--------------|


   S S S   S S   +S  S S     +S  S S     S S   +S  S S
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|---5-7b8-7-5b6-(5)---5b5.5-(5)---5b5.5---5b6-(5)---5-|
A|-7-----------------7-----------7-------7---------7---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|


   +S  S S S S S S S E   S S S E     S
G|----------------------------------------|
D|-(5)-7s9-7-5-7p5---5b6-------5b5.5------|
A|-----------------7-----7-5---------7----|
E|---------------------------7------------|


   S S S S +S  S T T  S  +S  S S S S S S S
G|-------7-(7)---7h9-10-(10)-9-7-----------|
D|---7-9-------9-----------------9-7-9-5-7-|
A|-7---------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|


   S S S S S S S S S   S S S   +S  S S   +S
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|-8-7-5---5-------5b6---5-7b8-(7)-7-5b6-(5)--|
A|-------7---7-5-7-----7----------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|


   S S S S E S S +S  E S +S  S S   +S    S S S   S S S S S S S S S   +S  S E
G|-------------------------------------|-------------7-9-9-7-------------------|
D|-----------------------------5b6-(5)-|---5-7b8-7-9---------9-7-5b6-(5)-7-5b6-|
A|-7-5---5-7-7-7-(7)-------------------|-7-------------------------------------|
E|-----7-------------4-5-(5)-7---------|---------------------------------------|


   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
G|-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9---|---9-----9-----9-----9-----9--------|
D|---9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
A|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-|-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7------|
E|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|


   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
G|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-|
D|-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9---|
A|---7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----|
E|---------------------------------|


   E E E S S +S  S E E E   S S E E S S +S  S S S S S S S
G|-----------------------|---------------------7---7---7---|
D|-----------------------|-----------------7-----5---------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-7-|-7s5-5-5-5-5-(5)---5-------5-----|
E|-----------------------|---------------------------------|


                                                     D.S. al Coda
   E E E S S +S  S a S S a S S a S S   E E E S S +S  S S S S S E
G|-----------------7h9-9-7h9-9-7h9-9-|-----------------7-5--------||
D|-------5-7-(7)-9-------------------|---------------7-----7-5----||
A|-7-7-7-----------------------------|-5-5-5-5-5-(5)-----------7--||
E|-----------------------------------|----------------------------||


 [Interlude]
   &
   E E Q  H      W          E. S +E  E +S  S S S S S E   W
G|-------------|----------|----------------------------|------|
D|-------------|----------|----------------------------|------|
A|-7-----------|----------|-7--------5-(5)---5-5-5---5-|------|
E|-------------|----------|----7-(7)-------7-------7---|------|


   E. S +E    E +S  S S S S S E     W
G|--------------------------------|----------|
D|----5-(5)b6---------5---5---5b6-|----------|
A|-7----------7-(7)-7---7---7-----|----------|
E|--------------------------------|----------|


   E. S +E  E +S  S S S S S E   W
G|----------------------------|------|
D|----------------5-----------|------|
A|-7--------5-(5)---5-5-5-5-5-|------|
E|----7-(7)-------------------|------|


   E. S +E    E +S  S S S S S E   S E S E S S +S  E S E E
G|------------------------------|-------9-------------9-9-|
D|----5-(5)b6---------5---5---5-|-------------------------|
A|-7----------7-(7)-7---7---7---|-7-7-7---7-7-(7)-7-7-----|
E|------------------------------|-------------------------|


   S E S E S S +S  E S E E   S E S E S S +S  E S E E
G|-------9-------------9-9-|-------9-------------9-9----|
D|-------------------------|----------------------------|
A|-7-7-7---7-7-(7)-7-7-----|-7-7-7---7-7-(7)-7-7--------|
E|-------------------------|----------------------------|


   S E S E S S +S  E S E E   S E S E S S +S  E S S S E
G|-------9-------------9-9-|-------7-----------------5-|
D|-------------------------|---------------------5h7---|
A|-7-7-7---7-7-(7)-7-7-----|-5-5-5---5-5-(5)-5-5-------|
E|-------------------------|---------------------------|


   S E S E S S +S  E S S S E
G|-------7-----------------5---|
D|---------------------5h7-----|
A|-5-5-5---5-5-(5)-5-5---------|
E|-----------------------------|


   S E S E S S +S  E S S S E   S E S E S S +S  S S S S S S S
G|-------5-----------------3-|-------5---------5p3-------3-5-|
D|---------------------3h5---|---------------------5-3h5-----|
A|-3-3-3---3-3-(3)-3-3-------|-3-3-3---3-3-(3)---------------|
E|---------------------------|-------------------------------|


   Q  E. S +E  E E E   Q  Q  E E E E
G|-------------------|-----------------||
D|-------------------|-----------------||
A|-2--2--2-(2)-3-3-3-|-2--2--2-2-2-5---||
E|-------------------|-----------------||


 [Outro]
   Q  E E S S E S S E   Q  E. S S E S +S  S E
G|--------------------|-----------------------|
D|--------------7-5---|---------4-5-4-(4)-----|
A|-7--7-7---7-7-----7-|-5--5--5-----------5---|
E|--------7-----------|---------------------7-|


     Q  E E S S S S S S S S   E. S E. S S S S S +S  S E
G||---------------7-9-9-9-9-|------------------------------|
D||o--------7-5-------------|---------7-4-5-7-4-(4)--------|
A||o-7--7-7-----7-----------|-5--5-5----------------7-5----|
E||-------------------------|------------------------------|


   Q  E S S S S S S a S S a S S   E E E. S S S S S +S  S E  5x
G|------------7-9-9-7h9-9-7h9-9-|---------------------------||
D|------5-7-9-------------------|--------7-5---7-5-(5)---5-o||
A|-7--7-------------------------|-5-5-5------7---------7---o||
E|------------------------------|---------------------------||


   Q  E E S S S S S S S S   E. S E. S S S S S +S  S E
G|--------------7-9-9-9-9-|-----------------------------|
D|--------7-5-------------|---------7-4-5-7-4-(4)-------|
A|-7--7-7-----7-----------|-5--5-5----------------7-5---|
E|------------------------|-----------------------------|


   E E Q  Q  E E   E  E Q  Q  E E   S E S E S S +S  S E E E
G|---------------|----------------|-------------------------|
D|---------------|----------------|-------------------------|
A|-7-----------5-|-7\-----------5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-7-|
E|---------------|----------------|-------------------------|


   S E S E S S +S  S E E E   S E S E S S +S  S E E E   E E Q  H
G|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------*|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------*|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-5-|-7-----------*|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------*|



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

| x    Dead note
| (n)  Ghost note
| h    Hammer-on
| p    Pull-off
| b    Bend
| \    Slide down
| s    Slap  

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

            
            
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flea_slap_god 30 Sep 05, 2003 08:00 PM

nice tab

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Justin van Uum 560 Feb 27, 2004 07:00 PM

Really good tab love it to play

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