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Black Sabbath - Paranoid tab

In a previous article, bpatr@ntua.gr (Babis Patrikakis) says:
 
 
                       PARANOID - BLACK SABBATH
 
 The following chords are the only ones used in this song (G2 means
 only an alternative formation for G, it's not Gsus2 or something).
 
 E     D     G     C     G2
 -------------------------------
 ------------------------12-----
 ------------12----10----12-----
 14----12----12----10----12-----
 14----12----10----8------------
 12----10-----------------------
 
 Here are the rhythm figures used in the song (2'-' = 8th note)
 
 FIGURE 1A
 
 E-E-E-E-E-E-E-E-|E-E-E-E-E-E-E-E-|D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-|G-D-----E---G2--|
 
 FIGURE 1B
 
 E-E-E-E-E-E-E-E-|E-E-E-E-E-E-E-E-|D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-|G-D-----E-------|
 
 FIGURE 2
 
 E---------------|C-------D-------|E-E-E-E-E-E-E-E-|E-E-E-E-E-E-E-E-|
 
 FIGURE 3
 
 E---------------|----------------|D---------------|----------------|
 
 INTRO (4'-' = 8th note)
 --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 --------------------------------|--------12-h14----------12------|
 (12)h14-----(12)h14-----(12)h14-|12-h14----------12-h14------14--|
 12----------12----------12------|--------------------------------|
 
 KEY:
 h = hammer on
 (12) = this note hardly takes time to sound
 
 Finally, song flow and lyrics (Figure 1 = Figure 1A + Figure 1B)
 
 [INTRO] X4
 w/Figure 1
 Finished with my woman cause she couldn't help me with my mind
 People think I'm insane because I am frowning all the time
 [Figure 2] X2
 w/Figure 1
 All day long I think of things but nothing seems to satisfy
 Think I'll lose my mind if I don't find something to pacify
 w/Figure 3
 Can you help me? Are you for my brain? Oh yeah!
 [Figure 1A] X2
 w/Figure 1
 I need someone to show me the things in life that I can't find
 I can't see the things that make true happiness I must be blind
 [Solo over Figure 1A]
 [Figure 1A] X2
 w/Figure 1
 Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry
 Happiness I cannot feel and love to me is so unreal
 [Figure 2] X2
 w/Figure 1A
 And so as you hear these words telling you now of my state
 I tell you to enjoy life I wish i could but it's too late
 [Figure 1]
 



Date: Sat, 4 Jan 1997 22:25:40 -0500 (EST)
From: lordcope@magi.com
Subject: TAB: Paranoid (solo) by Black Sabbath

The file for "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath already exists at OLGA. It includes the
tab and chords and lists these three authors: Babis Patrikakis (bpatr@ntua.gr),
Steve Portigal (steve@snowhite.cis.uoguelph.ca) and Ric Kelly
(ric@achenar.demon.co.uk). However, this file does not contain the solo,
which I have tabbed here.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Guitar solo to "Paranoid", by Black Sabbath
Played by Tony Iommi on the album "Paranoid"
Transcribed by Annie Lord (lordcope@magi.com)

   1  + 2  + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 +  3 +  4 +   1  +  2  +  3  + 4 +
e|-------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
B|-------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
G|-12p9----9---------|-----9----9--------|----------------------|
D|------12-----------|-------12---12-9---|----------------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-10h12-10h12-10\7-7---|
E|-------------------|-------------------|----------------------|

   1  + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 +  2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 +    3  +   4   +
e|------------------|------------------|---------------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|-----8-10-10b12r10p8-10b12=|
G|------------------|----------7h9-9---|-7-9-----------------------|
D|------------------|------7h9---------|---------------------------|
A|-10-7---7---------|-7h10-------------|---------------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|---------------------------|

   1   + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 +  4  +    1 + 2 + 3 + 4  +   
e|-------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
B|=r10p8-10--8-------|--------------17-15-|-17----17----17-15-|
G|-------------9-9-9-|-7-9-9-9-9/16-------|-------------------|
D|-------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
A|-------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
E|-------------------|--------------------|-------------------|

     1  +  2  +  3   +     4     +    1     +  2     +  3  +  4     +
e|-17b19-17b19-17b19r17p15-17p15----|-15p12----------------------------|
B|-------------------------------17-|-------15-15p12-------------------|
G|----------------------------------|----------------14-12-14-14p12----|
D|----------------------------------|-------------------------------14-|
A|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|

   1  +  2  +    3   +  4 +     1  + 2     +     3  +  4     +
e|--------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|--------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-12----12-14b16r14-12-----|-14b16--12h14p12----12-------------|
D|----14--------------------|-----------------14----14----------|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------12h13h14-|
E|--------------------------|-----------------------------------|

   1 + 2  +  3     +  4     +    1 + 2  +  3  +  4 +   1  + 2 + 3 
e|-----------------------------|---------------------|-------------|
B|-----------------------------|---------------------|-------------|
G|-----------------------------|-----------12--------|-------------|
D|-12--------------------------|-12--12-14----14-12--|-14-12----14-|
A|-----14-12-14p12----12h13h14-|---------------------|-------------|
E|-----------------15----------|---------------------|-------------|


tablature explanation:

b--> bend (to the equivalent of the next number)
r--> release bend
h--> hammer-on
p--> pull-off
=--> hold bend
/--> slide up
\--> slide down

notes: -All the notes are held until the next note is played,
except for the last note, which is staccato.
       -The numbers on top of the tab indicate the beat, so you know
approximately the length of each note. However, it's probably easier
to just listen to the song.
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