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Crazy Train Tab

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CRAZY TRAIN by Black Sabbath
Tabbed By Will Fuller (isthatmycow)

REGULAR TUNING(low to high E)

if you listen close, the song starts with just bass until the 1st riff comes in..

i don't have a bass guitar yet, so i play it on a six
|------------------------------------
|------------------------------------
|------------------------------------
|------------------------------------
|-------0-0-------------5-5----------
|-2-2--------0-0--2-2--------0-0--2-2
repeat then play throughout 1st riff

1st riff 
lead guitar w/heavy distortion (Randy Rhoads, THE MAN)
[slide into it on low E string from about the 17th fret with the finger and pick]
|----------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------
|-----4---5---4---2-0---0-2-0---------4---5---4---2-0---0-2
|-2-2---2---2---2-----4-------4-0-2-2---2---2---2-----4----

|----------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------
|-0---------4---5---4---2-0---0-2-0---------4---5---4------
|---4-0-2-2---2---2---2-----4-------4-0-2-2---2---2---2----

|--2-------0-------
|--3-------0-------
|--2-------1-------
|--0-------2-------
|----------2-------
|----------0-------
  (D)     (E)

rhythm (lead)
strum A-chord palm muted a few times before each note
|---2----------2----------2----------2(let ring)---------2-
|---2----------5----------3----------2(let ring)---------2-
|---2----------2----------2----------2(let ring)---------2-
|---2----------2----------2----------2(let ring)---------2-
|----------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------

|---------2----------2----------2--------------------------
|---------5----------3----------2--------------------------
|---------2----------2----------2-----h4p2p0---------------
|---------2----------2----------2-----------h4p2p0---------
|-------------------------------------------------h4p2p0---
|----------------------------------------------------------

verses
strum A-chord palm muted a few times before each note
|---2----------2----------2----------2(let ring)-
|---2----------5----------3----------2(let ring)-
|---2----------2----------2----------2(let ring)-
|---2----------2----------2----------2(let ring)-
|------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------
(play 4 times)

("mental wounds not healing..."
|-------------------2-----------------------------2--------
|-------------------3-----------------------------3--------
|-------------------2------6^---------------------2--------
|-4------4----------0--0-4-----4------4-----------0--------
|-4------4---------------------4------4--------------5-5-4-
|-2------2---------------------2------2--------------------
 (F#m)  (F#m)      (D)        (F#m)  (F#m)       (D)
("im goin off the rails on a crazy train...)
|----2-2--2---2---0-----0--0-0---0--------------------------
|----2-2--2---2---0-----0--0-0---0--\2-3p2------------------
|----2-2--2---2---1-----1--1-1---1----------4p2-5p2--4p2-3p2
|----2-2--2---2---2-----2--2-2---2--------------------------
|-2---------------2-----1--1-1---1--------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------
     ~~~(A)~~~~   ~~~~~~~(E)~~~~~~  figuring out how this part really goes is 
harder than skinnin a live bullfrog :P
|------------------------------------
|------------------------------------
|------------------------------------
|-4p2-3p2-4p3p2p0--------------------
|-----------------4p0-3p0-4p3p2p0----
|---------------------------------2--

("i'm goin off the rails on a crazy train..")
|----2-2--2---2---0-----0--0-0---0--------------------------
|----2-2--2---2---0-----0--0-0---0--------------------------
|----2-2--2---2---1-----1--1-1---1--------------------------
|----2-2--2---2---2-----2--2-2---2--------------------------
|-2---------------2-----1--1-1---1--------------0-----------
|------------------------------------2-0-2--2h4----4-2-0-2-4
     ~~~(A)~~~~   ~~~~~~(E)~~~~~~~

|-----------2---2---0---0--
|-----------3---3---0---0--
|-----------2---2---1---1--
|-----------0---0---2---2--
|-------------------2---2--
|-2-0-2-2h4----------------
            ~(D)~   ~(E)~

play rhythm once

verse 2 - same as 1st except:
|----2-2--2---2---0-----0--0-0---0- slide index finger up 
|----2-2--2---2---0-----0--0-0---0- 2nd string picking and 
|----2-2--2---2---1-----1--1-1---1- pulling down with your 
|----2-2--2---2---2-----2--2-2---2- little finger on each 
|-2---------------2-----1--1-1---1- 3rd proceeding fret
|----------------------------------
(example: if your index is on fret 5, pick and pull down on the 8th fret with your 
pinky, then on 6 & 9 and so on)

i dont know the solo yet, but you just fade out the song with the first riff

please leave your comments.....let me know what yall think
thanks ;)

will
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isthatmycow wrote on February 6 2002, 12:00 am

yeah......i know......this song is by ozzy not black sabbath

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VaYnE wrote on March 2 2002, 12:00 am

yea,crazy train is on the album the blizzerd of ozz so tecnicly its ozzy,not black sabbath

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