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                                    War Pigs!
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
*********************************************************************
                              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

D E

----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
7-9-------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
7-9-------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
7-9-------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
5-7-------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

RIFF2

----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
7-9-------------|--------12--11--|10--------------|--------8-------|
7-9-------------|--------12--11--|10--------------|9---------------|
7-9-------------|--------12--11--|10--------------|9---------------|
5-7-------------|--------10--9---|8---------------|7---------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

                                                          tr.

----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
7-9-------------|--------12--11--|10--------------|--------7(9)----|
7-9-------------|--------12--11--|10--------------|9---------------|
7-9-------------|--------12--11--|10--------------|9---------------|
5-7-------------|--------10--9---|8---------------|7---------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
7-9-------------|--------12--11--|10--------------|--------8-------|
7-9-------------|--------12--11--|10--------------|9---------------|
7-9-------------|--------12--11--|10--------------|9---------------|
5-7-------------|--------10--9---|8---------------|7---------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
7-9-------------|--------12--11--|10--------------|----------------|
7-9-------------|--------12--11--|10--------------|9-------9-------|
7-9-------------|--------12--11--|10--------------|9-------9-------|
5-7-------------|--------10--9---|8---------------|7-------7-------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

RIFF 3

--------12------|----------------|--------12------|----------------|
--------12------|----------------|--------12------|----------------|
--------12------|----------------|--------12------|----------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
0-0-0-0-------0-|--0---0-3-------|0-0-0-0-------0-|--0---0-3-------|

RIFF 4

----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
--------2p0-----|--------2p0-----|--------2p0-----|--------2p0-----|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
0-0-0-0-------0-|--0---0-----3---|0-0-0-0-------0-|--0---0-----3---|

RIFF 5

----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
9---------------|----------9-9-9-|9s7-------------|----------7-7-7-|
7---------------|----------7-7-7-|7s5-------------|----------5-5-5-|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
7s9-------------|----------9-9-9-|9s7-------------|----------------|
5s7-------------|----------7-7-7-|7s5-------------|---------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

RIFF 6A                                            RIFF 6C (end of song)

----------------|----------------|                 ----------------|
----------------|----------------|                 ----------------|
--------7-------|----7-------7---|                 9---------------|
--9-----------9-|--------9-------|                 ----------------|
7-----7-----7---|--7-------------|                 ----------------|
----------------|----------------|                 ----------------|

RIFF 6B

----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
--------7-------|----7-------7---|----------------|----------------|
--9-----------9-|--------9-------|9---------------|----------------|
7-----7-----7---|--7-------------|7-----9-----12--|----12--12--12--|
----------------|----------------|------7-----10--|----10--10--10--|

----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
--------7-------|----7-------7---|----------------|----------------|
--9-----------9-|--------9-------|9-----12----9---|----9---9---9---|
7-----7-----7---|--7-------------|7-----10----7---|----7---7---7---|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

RIFF 7

----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
--------5-------|----5-------5---|--------5-------|----5-------5---|
--7-----------7-|--------7-------|--7-----------7-|--------7-------|
5-----5-----5---|--5-------------|5-----5-----5---|--5-------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
--------3-------|----3-------3---|--------3-------|----3-------3---|
--5-----------5-|--------5-------|--5-----------5-|--------5-------|
3-----3-----3---|--3-------------|3-----3-----3---|--3-------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
4---------------|----5-------5---|4---------------|----------------|
2---------------|----3-------3---|2---------------|----------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

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]