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|Song by Black Sabbath from the album Master of Reality|
|Released||21 July 1971|
|Recorded||Record Plant, Los Angeles, California, 1971|
|Genre||Heavy metal, stoner rock|
Warner Bros. Records (US)
|Writer||Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward|
|Master of Reality track listing|
"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. The song is an early and quintessential example of stoner rock.
The original version of the song has been made available and playable in music video game Guitar Hero 5 on March 29, 2010. A cover of the song is also available for download in the similar Rock Band series.
- Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970-1978 (Media notes). Black Sabbath. Rhino. 2002.
- "Guitar Hero's February Downloadable Content Lineup Packs a Powerful Punch With Fresh Music From Top Bands". Activision. 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2009-01-28.