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/ Black Sabbath / Sabotage (1975) / The Writ guitar tab

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#  Transcribed by Mike Alexander - sgtalexander@juno.com You may ONLY use  #
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Finished: 5/21/97

Black Sabbath - The Writ
From Black Sabbath's "Sabatoge" album, 1975

Tune to "E" in "Symptom of the Universe"
4/4 timing

  B                               B
--x-------------------------------x---------------------------------
--x-------------------------------x---------------------------------
--4-------------------------------4---------------------------------
--4-------------------------------4---------------------------------
--2-------------------------------2---------------------------------
--x-------------------------------x---------------------------------
(Guitar 1)
  The way I feel is the Way I am  I would start walking but I started
  What kind of people do you..... Another joker who's a rock and roll
  The faitthful image of......... The endless ocean of emotion I swam
  The shot troopers lying down... I wish they'd put an end to my running war
  You bought and sold me with.... The voices in the deck that you never heard
  Your folly finally got you..... A poisoned father with his poisonous son
  I beg you please don't let..... The anger I once had has turned to a curse
  All of the promises that ...... You're gonna get what is coming to you
--------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------5-4--4-4/-5~-----------5-4--4-4/-5~----------------
-----4^(6)`4-----x-x--x-x--x------------x-x--x-x--x-----------------
-----------------7-6--6-6/-7~-----------7-6--6-6/-7~----------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------2-----------------------2-----------------------------
(Guitar 1)
------------x-x-----------------------x-x---------------------------
------------2-2-----------------------2-2---------------------------
------------3-3-----------------------3-3---------------------------
------------4-4-----------------------4-4---------------------------
------------4-4-----------------------4-4---------------------------
------------4-2-{let the chord ring}--3-2-{let the chord ring}------
(Guitar 2)
to run to   you              Just to you
       for  you             Yeah for you
       with you            Yeah with you
   came through        Yeah it came true
     that's you          Yeah that's you
         on you           Yeah curse you
    that's true         Ahh, that's true
---x----------x-x------x----x---x--x--x----------------------------------x-----
---x----------x-x------x----x---x--x--x----------------------------------x-----
---2----------2-2------2----4---1--1--1----------------------------------4-----
---2----------2-2------2----4---2--2--2------------------------------(4)-4-----
---0----------0-0------0----2---2--2--2-------------------------------0--2-----
---x--2-0-2h4-x-x------x----x---0--0--0----------------------------------x-----
(Guitar 1)

---x--------------------x---x---x--x--x----------------------------------x-----
---5--------------------5---7---x--x--x----------------------------------x-----
---6--------------------6---8---1--1--1----------------------------------4-----
---7--------------------7---9---2--2--2------------------------------(4)-4-----
---7--------------------7---9---2--2--2-------------------------------0--2-----
(0)5-{strum}------------5---7---0--0--0----------------------------------x-----
(Guitar 2)
   Are you    metal,   are you  man?  You've changed in life since you began
   Ladies   digging   gold  from you  Will they still dig now  you're  through
   Are you    Satan,   are you  man?  You've changed in life since it  began
   Vultures sucking  gold   from you  Will they still suck now you're  through
  
----x---------------------------------------------------------------------------
----x---------------------------------------------------------------------------
----4---------------------------------------------------------------------------
(4)-4---------------------------------------------------------------------------
-0--2---------------------------------------------------------------------------
----x---------------------------------------------------------------------------
(Guitar 1 & 2)
Yeah, began            {Return to bass intro}
Yeah, you're through
It    began


-------x----------------x-x--------x---------------x-x-------
-------x----------------x-x--------x---------------x-x-------
-------2/(5)\(3)--------2-2--------2/(5)\(3)-------2-2-------
-------2/(5)\(3)--------2-2--------2/(5)\(3)-------2-2-------
-------x----------------x-x--------x---------------x-x-------
-0h2h4-----------0h20h4------0h2h4-----------0h2h4-----------
(Guitar 1)

-------x---------------x-x---------x---------------x-x-------
-------x---------------x-x---------x---------------x-x-------
-------2/(5)\(3)-------2-2---------2/(5)\(3)-------2-2-------
-------2/(5)\(3)-------2-2---------2/(5)\(3)-------2-2-------
-------x---------------x-x---------x---------------x-x-------
-0h2h4-----------0h2h4-------0h2h4-----------0h2h4-----------
 Cats                         Rats
 The search is on so you just better run and find youself another way
 Probably dead, they don't feel a thing keep them living for another day

 Rat                          Brat
 You're a nonentity, you have no destiny. You are a victim of a thing unknown
 A mantel picture of a stolen soul, A fornication of your golden throne.

----x---------xx--x---x--x--x-----------x-------------x--x--x--------
----x---------xx--x---x--x--x----------12-11\9/11\9---x--x--x-----12-
----4-(4)-(4)-44--6--10-10-10\(8)-(xx)-12-11\9/11\9--10-10-10\(8)-12-
----4-(4)-(4)-44--6--11-11-11\(9)-(xx)-12-11\9/11\9--11-11-11\(9)-12-
(0)-2-(2)-(2)-22--4--11-11-11\(9)-(xx)-10--9\7/-9\7--11-11-11\(9)-10-
----------------------9--9--9\(7)-(xx)--x--x----------9--9--9\(7)--x-
                      D  D  D                         D  D  D
                    <------------------ Repeat 2x --------------

--x-x--x---------
--x-x--x---------
-11\9/11-(xx)----
-11\9/11-(xx)----
--9\7/-9-(xx)----
--x-x--x-(xx)----
------------>

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------2~-2/4p0-1~-------------------2~-2/4p0-1~-(1/5)--------
-2-2-2h4p0h4~-2h4--------------2-2-2h4p0h4~-2h4-------------------------- 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 A smiling face it means.....  So tired of sadness and  of    miser-
 But everything is gonna.....  If it don't I think I'll lose my mi-
 But everything is gonna.....  If it don't I feel I'll  blow my mi-

-x-x-x---x-x-x---x-x--------------------------
-4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4--44444444444444444444----
-5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5--55555555666666666666----
-6-6-6---6-6-6---6-6--66666666666666666666----  {After vocals, go to end}
-6-6-6---6-6-6---6-6--66666666666666666666----
-4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4--44444444444444444444----
 U D U   U D U   U D  {muted}<--20 times-->

y----------------------------------------->
nd---------------------------------------->
nd---------------------------------------->

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----6---6------6---6------6--6------6---6------6---6------6---6------6--6---
---6--6---6---6--6---6---6--6--6---6--6---6---6--6---6---6--6---6---6--6--6-
--4----------4----------4---------4----------4----------4----------4--------
-4----------4----------4---------4----------4----------4----------4---------
{arpegio}    
-------------------
-------------------
----6---6----------
---6--6---6--------  {Play a total of 5 times during the vocals below}
--4----------------
-4-----------------

*Acoustic 12 string, harpsichord and zylaphone* {I'm only translating the guitar!}

My life it started, some time ago
And where it will end, I don't know

I thought I was so good, I thought I was smart
I feel my world is gonna part.

I know, I know, I know, yeah, yeah, I know
Listen to me, while I sing this song
You just might think the words are wrong

Too many people, advising me
But they don't know what my eyes see

--x--x--x-----------x--x-x--x-x---x--x--x-----------x--x-x--x--
--x--x--x----------12-11\9/11/9---x--x--x----------12-11\9/11--
-10-10-10\(8)-(xx)-12-11\9/11/9--10-10-10\(8)-(xx)-12-11\9/11--
-10-10-11\(9)-(xx)-12-11\9/11/9--10-10-10\(9)-(xx)-12-11\9/11-- {Repeat 20 times
-11-11-11\(9)-(xx)-10--9\7/-9/7--11-11-11\(9)-(xx)-10--9\7/-9--  and fade out}
--9--9--9\(7)-(xx)--x--x-x--x-x---9--9--9\(7)-(xx)--x--x-x--x--
  D  D  D                         D  D  D

Notes--Lyrics do NOT coorespond with the music!!


Black Sabbath albums
1995 Forbidden
1994 Cross Purposes
1992 Dehumanizer
1990 TYR
1989 Headless Cross
1987 The Eternal Idol
1986 Seventh Star
1983 Born Again
1982 Live Evil
1981 The Mob Rules
1980 Heaven & Hell
1978 Never Say Die!
1976 Technical Ecstasy
1975 Sabotage
1973 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
1972 Vol. 4
1971 Master of Reality
1971 Paranoid
1970 Black Sabbath
Sabotage tabs
01Hole in the Sky tabbass tab
02Don't Start (Too Late) tabbass tab
03Symptom of the Universe tabbass tab
04Megalomania tabbass tab
05Thrill of It All tabbass tab
06Supertzar tabbass tab
07Am I Going Insane (Radio) tabbass tab
08The Writ tabbass tab

 

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