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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)
|Songwriter(s)||Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward|
"Sweet Leaf" is a song by Black Sabbath from their third studio album Master of Reality, released in 1971. 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".
- Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970–1978 (Media notes). Black Sabbath. Rhino. 2002.