Sweet Leaf

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"Sweet Leaf"
Song by Black Sabbath from the album Master of Reality
Released July 21, 1971
Recorded Record Plant, Los Angeles, California, 1971
Genre Heavy metal, stoner rock
Length 5:05
Label Vertigo (UK)
Warner Bros. Records (US)
Writer Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward
Producer Rodger Bain
Master of Reality track listing
"Sweet Leaf"
"After Forever"

"Sweet Leaf" is a song by Black Sabbath from their 1971 album Master of Reality. The song is about recreational cannabis use and its positive effects. The song begins with a tape loop of guitarist Tony Iommi coughing from a joint he was smoking with bandmate Ozzy Osbourne.[1] The song is an early and quintessential example of stoner rock.

Cover versions[edit]

"Sweet Leaf" has been covered by:

Credited use in other songs[edit]

Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, and Ward are credited for the following songs because of the use of instrumentation of "Sweet Leaf":


Portions of "Sweet Leaf" have been sampled by:

Other media[edit]

The original version of the song has been made available and playable in music video game Guitar Hero 5 on March 29, 2010.[2] A cover of the song is also available for download in the similar Rock Band series.


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