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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(s)||Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward|
|Master of Reality track listing|
"Sweet Leaf" is a song by Black Sabbath from their third studio album Master of Reality , released in 1971. The song is an early example of stoner rock. It is considered as one of the band's signature songs. It was included on their initial greatest hits compilation We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll (1976).
The song begins with a tape loop of guitarist Tony Iommi coughing from a joint he was smoking with bandmate Ozzy Osbourne. The song refers to marijuana, which the band was using frequently. The title of the song was taken from a packet of Irish cigarettes which said "It's the sweet leaf".
The original version of the song has been made available and playable in music video game Guitar Hero 5 on 29 March 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.