Black Sabbath - Warpigs tab

From: bpatr@ntua.gr (Babis Patrikakis)

I saw a request for some old Black Sabbath tunes last week, and so
I prepared this transcription of their classic "Warpigs". If someone
is interested in the solo of the song or in the transcription of 
"Iron Man" or "Paranoid", let me know and I'll post them as soon as I
can.
                                  Hail!
                                  Vassilis "Born to amplify" Tzerpos


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                              WARPIGS
                           Black Sabbath


As almost all of Black Sabbath's tunes it consists of some basic riffs
and a solo (or two). This one however contains also some fills. These
riffs and fills are:

RIFF 1

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RIFF2
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RIFF 3
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RIFF 4
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RIFF 5
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RIFF 6B
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RIFF 7
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FILL 1 FILL 2 FILL 3 tr.----------------| ----------------| --------12------|----------------| ----------------| --------12------|-------4p2p0----| ----------------| --------12------|------------2---| ----------------| ----------------|----------------| 5(7)------------| ----------------|----------------| ----------------| ----------------|
p = Pull-off s = Slide All three notes of the 4p2p0 lick in Fill 1 should equal the time of a quarter. Thus, they should look like this in a standard transcription: __3__ | | | 4 2 0 Timing is exact with 2 '-'s an 8th, 4 '-'s a quarter etc. The song flow and lyrics are: [Riff 1] x2 w/[Riff 1] Generals gathered in their masses Just like witches at black masses Evil minds that plot destruction Sorcerers of death's construction In the fields are bodies burning [Fill 1] As the war machine keeps turning [Fill 2] Death and hatred to mankind [Fill 3] Poisoning their brainwashed minds, Oh Lord yeah [Riff 2] [Riff 3] x2 w/[Riff 4] Politicians hide themselves away They only started the war Why should they go out to fight They leave that all to the poor [Riff 3] w/[Riff 4] Time will tell on their power minds Making war just for fun Treating people just like pawns in chess Wait til the judgement day comes [Riff 2] [Solo 1] (not transcribed in this post) [Riff 5] [Riff 1] x2 w/[Riff 1] Now in darkness world stops turning As you hear the bodies burning No more warpigs have the power And as God has struck the hour Day of judgement, God is calling [Fill 1] On their knees the warpigs crawling [Fill 2] Begging mercy for their sins [Fill 3] Satan laughing spreads his wings, Oh Lord yeah [Riff 2] [Riff 6A] [Riff 6B] x2 [Riff 6A] x4 [Riff 7] [Solo 2] (not transcribed in this post) [Riff 6A] x5 [Riff 6C] From: michael.decaire@oln.com (Michael Decaire) War Pigs Intro Tabb'd by Michael Decaire Slow Rock 12/8 time (#) = Feedback
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Full measure of rest... Well thats my first attempt at tabbing so the timeing is probobly wrong but all the notes, chords, feedback, and tremolo is there.. Ooops one thing I forgot and i have no idea how to show in tab... hope you can read real music... Heres the sharps in regular musical notation... ---#--#-------------------------------------------------------- ----#--#------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------- Slow Rock o. = 56 thats a regular dotted 1/4 note... ... 94% of the time I'm right, why worry about the other 3%? ___ Blue Wave/QWK v2.12 +========================================+ | Please post replies to this Newsgroup. | +========================================+
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