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Johnny Blade  Black Sabbath

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Finished: 10:05 AM 9/18/98
Updated: 5:12 AM 9/30/98
Black Sabbath - Johnny Blade
From Black Sabbath's "Never Say Die" Album October, 1978
Allegro 144 beats/min., 4/4 count. Standard (E) Tuning, 440Hz
NOTE: Lyrics may not match written music or may be incorrect.
Reverb at max. Guitar Pick up switch set to treble position.
(NOTE: the "1-11" or "3-33" are notes played on the E string, 1st and 3rd frets.
The two notes together are played quickly in succession. Listen to the song
and you'll see what I mean. Thanks!)
(f)
 
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 -----2p1p0----2p1p0----2p1p0----2p1p0----2p1p0----2p1p0----2p1p0----2p1p0---
 -1-11-----1-11-----1-11-----1-11-----1-11-----1-11-----1-11-----1-11--------
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 -----2p1p0----2p1p0----2p1p0----2p1p0----2p1p0----2p1p0----2p1p0----2p1p0---
 -1-11-----1-11-----1-11-----1-11-----1-11-----1-11-----1-11-----1-11--------

Tortured and twisted, he walks the streets alone. People avoid him.
They know the street's his home.
 
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 -----2p1p0----2p1p0----2p1p0----2p1p0----2p1p0----2p1p0----2p1p0----2p1p0---
 -1-11-----1-11-----1-11-----1-11-----1-11-----1-11-----1-11-----1-11--------

Cold blade of silver, his eyes they burn so wild. Mean as a tiger.
Societies own child.
CHOURSE
[B] [B] [B] [G#] [B] [B] [B] [B] [G#] [B] 
 
 -6--6-6-4-4/6---------------6--6-6-4-4/6----------------------------------
 -6--6-6-4-4/6---------------6--6-6-4-4/6----------------------------------
 -7--7-7-5-5/7---------------7--7-7-5-5/7----------------------------------
 -8--8-8-6-6/8---------------8--8-8-6-6/8----------------------------------
 -8--8-8-6-6/8------2p1p0----8--8-8-6-6/8------2p1p0-----------------------
 -6--6-6-4-4/6--1-11---------6--6-6-4-4/6--1-11----------------------------

Those who tried to burn him paid. You don't do that to Johnny Blade.
[B] [B] [B] [G#] [B] [B] [B] [B] [G#] [B] 
 
 -6--6-6-4-4/6---------------6--6-6-4-4/6----------------------------------
 -6--6-6-4-4/6---------------6--6-6-4-4/6----------------------------------
 -7--7-7-5-5/7---------------7--7-7-5-5/7----------------------------------
 -8--8-8-6-6/8---------------8--8-8-6-6/8----------------------------------
 -8--8-8-6-6/8------2p1p0----8--8-8-6-6/8----------------------------------
 -6--6-6-4-4/6--1-11---------6--6-6-4-4/6----------------------------------

He's the meanest guy around in town, don't look him he will cut you down.
 
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 -5-----5--------5------5--------
 -5-----5--------5------5--------
 -3-----3--------3------3--------

Johnny Blade. Johnny Blade.
 
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 -----4p3p2----4p3p2----4p3p2----4p3p2----4p3p2----4p3p2----4p3p2----4p3p2---
 -3-33-----3-33-----3-33-----3-33-----3-33-----3-33-----3-33-----3-33--------

Life has no meaning, and Death's his only friend. Will fate suprise him?
Where will he meet his end?
 
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 -----4p3p2----4p3p2----4p3p2----4p3p2----4p3p2----4p3p2----4p3p2----4p3p2---
 -3-33-----3-33-----3-33-----3-33-----3-33-----3-33-----3-33-----3-33--------

He feels so bitter. Yea he's so full of hate. To die in the gutter,
I guess that's Johnny's fate.
CHOURSE
 
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 -5-55-3-3/5-----------------5-55-3-3/5---------------------
 -5-55-3-3/5-----------------5-55-3-3/5---------------------
 -3-33-1-1/3-----4p3p2-------3-33-1-1/3-----4p3p2-----------
 ------------3-33-----------------------3-33----------------

Rivals all across the land. Deals 'em with his knife in hand.
 
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 -5-55-3-3/5-----------------5-55-3-3/5---------------------
 -5-55-3-3/5-----------------5-55-3-3/5---------------------
 -3-33-1-1/3-----4p3p2-------3-33-1-1/3---------------------
 ------------3-33-------------------------------------------

He's the meanest guy around in town, don't look him he will cut you down.
[A] [A] [G] [D] [A] [A] [G] [D] 
 
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 -2-------------2------4---7----2------------2-------5---7----
 -2-------------2----x-5-x-7----2------------2-----x-5-x-7----
 -0-------------0----x-5-x-5----0------------0-----x-5-x-5----
 ----------------------3-----------------------------3--------

Johnny Blade. Johnny Blade. Johnny Blade. Johnny Blade.
BRIDGE
(Adagio 74 beats/min., 4/4 count) (f)
[D] [Db] [CCC] [B#] [D] [Db] [C] [B#] 
 
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 -----777-666-555-444(/)-777-666-555-444--------------
 -----777-666-555-444(/)-777-666-555-444--------------
 -(0)-555-444-333-222(/)-555-444-333-222-2p0----------
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 ----------------3------5555-3-5~-5-5/6-5\3--------
 -5~-553-5~-5-3h5-5-3h5--------------------5-3-----

(See note at top of page..as you know, there is no 553rd fret!)
 
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 -5~-553-5~-5-3h5-5-3h5--------------------5-3-----
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 -5~-553-5~-5-3h5-5-3h5--------------------5-3-----

Well ya know that Johnny's a spider and his
 
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 -5~-553-5~-5-3h5-5-3h5--------------------5-3-----

web is the city at night. He's a
 
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 -5~-553-5~-5-3h5-5-3h5--------------------5-3-----

victim of modern frustration. That's the
 
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 ----------------3------5555-3-5~-5-5/6-5\3--------
 -5~-553-5~-5-3h5-5-3h5--------------------5-3-----

reason he's so ready to fight.
CHOURSE
 
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 --------3-------------------------------3--------------------------
 -2------4------7------2----------2------4------7----2--------------
 -2--xx--5------7------2----------2------5------7----2--------------
 -0--xx--5--xx--5--xx--0-3p0-3p0--0--xx--5--xx--5-xx-0--------------
 --------3----------------------3--------3--------------------------

He's the one who should be afraid. What will happen to you Johnny Blade?
 
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 ----------------3------5555-3-5~-5-5/6-5\3--------
 -5~-553-5~-5-3h5-5-3h5--------------------5-3-----

(Guitar 1)
 
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 ------7--5---------7--5---55h7~~~~----------------
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(Guitar 2)
 
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 ----------------3------5555-3-5~-5-5/6-5\3--------
 -5~-553-5~-5-3h5-5-3h5--------------------5-3-----

(Guitar 1)
 
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(Guitar 2)
 
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 ----------------3------5555-3-5~-5-5/6-5\3--------
 -5~-553-5~-5-3h5-5-3h5--------------------5-3-----

(Guitar 1)
 
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 -8--5--------8--5---------------------------------
 ------7--5---------7--5---55h7~~~~----------------
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(Guitar 2)
Oh he knows his future's decided and he ain't
 
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 -5~-553-5~-5-3h5-5-3h5--------------------5-3-----

(Guitar 1)
 
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 ------7--5---------7--5---55h7~~~~----------------
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(Guitar 2)
gonna change it , no way!
 
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 -5~-553-5~-5-3h5-5-3h5--------------------5-3-----

(Guitar 1)
 
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 -8--5--------8--5---------------------------------
 ------7--5---------7--5---55h7~~~~----------------
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(Guitar 2)
He was born to die in the gutter. He'll be
 
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 -5~-553-5~-5-3h5-5-3h5--------------------5-3-----

(Guitar 1)
 
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 -8--5--------8--5---------------------------------
 ------7--5---------7--5---55h7~~~~----------------
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(Guitar 2)
fighting to the end of his day.
CHOURSE
 
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 -2------4------7------2----------2------4------7----2--------------
 -2--xx--5------7------2----------2------5------7----2--------------
 -0--xx--5--xx--5--xx--0-3p0-3p0--0--xx--5--xx--5-xx-0--------------
 --------3----------------------3--------3--------------------------

Been alone all through his life. His only friend is a switchblade knife.
 
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 -2------4------7------2----------2------4------7----2--------------
 -2--xx--5------7------2----------2------5------7----2--------------
 -0--xx--5--xx--5--xx--0-3p0-3p0--0--xx--5--xx--5-xx-0--------------
 --------3----------------------3--------3--------------------------

He's the one who should be afraid. What will happen to you Johnny Blade?
[G] [F#] [A] [AA] [AA] [G]  
 
 -33333-22222--------------------33333---------------------------
 -33333-22222--------------------33333--77777--------------------
 -44444-33333--2-22-----22-------44444--77777--2-22---22---------
 -55555-44444--2-22-----22-------55555--77777--2-22---22---------
 -55555-44444--0-00-5-5-00-------55555---------0-00-3-00---------
 -33333-22222--------------------33333---------------------------

You fooled the people Who's fooling who?
[G] [F#] [A] [AA] [AA] [G]  
 
 -33333-22222--------------------33333---------------------------
 -33333-22222--------------------33333--77777--------------------
 -44444-33333--2-22-----22-------44444--77777--2-22---22---------
 -55555-44444--2-22-----22-------55555--77777--2-22---22---------
 -55555-44444--0-00-5-5-00-------55555---------0-00-3-00---------
 -33333-22222--------------------33333---------------------------

It's time to listen! The fool is you!
 
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 ---------------------------------------5-5-7p5\3~-3-5p3-5p3---------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------5p3\1p0-4~----

(Guitar 1)
 
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 -2-xx-5----2-xx-5---2------------
 -0-xx-3----0-xx-3---0------------
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(Guitar 2) (Bass Picks up Rythme at this point)
 
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 --5-3~-----------------------------------5-7-----------------------------
 -5-----5-3~-3-5-5h75p-5-5h7p5--3-2-3/5-7---------------------------------
 ------------------------------4------------------------------------------
 --------------------------------5---------------------------------------5---
 ----------------8^(10)-8--8^(10)--8-5-8p5--------------------------------8(\)
 -5-7^(9`7)-5-----------------------------7-7p5-7-7p5-7-7p5-7-7p5------------
 ------------7~~~------------------------------7-----7-------7----7-7^(9)----
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 -5-----5-----5-----5------8-------8-------8-------8--------
 -7^(9)-7^(9)-7^(9)-7^(9)-10^(12)-10^(12)-10^(12)-10^(12)---
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 -10------10------10------10------13-----(\10)-17-----------
 -12^(14)-12^(14)-12^(14)-12^(14)-15^(17)(\12)-19^(21)------
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 -17-----17-----17-----17-----17-----17-----17-----17-----17-----17-----17---
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 -20p17--20p17--20p17--20p17--20p17--20p17--20\(12)----
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 -14\(10)-xx-14\(10)-14\(12)/-14\(12)/-14\(12)-12/14-----------------------
 -14\(10)-xx-14\(10)-14\(12)/-14\(12)/-14\(12)------14-10-12^(14`12)-10----
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 ---------------------------------------------8-10^(12)--------10-12^(14`12)
 --------------------------------------(5/)-10----------(8/)-12-------------
 --------14---------------------12\(10)-------------------------------------
 -12^(14)---12^(14`12~)-12^(14)-12\(10)-------------------------------------
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 ---------8-10^(12`10)-8--8-------------5------------------------
 -(5/)-10---------------10-------------5-------------------------
 ---------------------------7^(9)-7^(9)--7p5------5--------------
 -------------------------------------------7~-5-5-7-7(/9\5)-----
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 --------14-12----------------------------12-14\10-14\10-14\10-14\10---------
 -------------14-12\10-12-12-10\9/10-12-14-----------------------------------
 -(9/)-12--------------------------------------------------------------------
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 ------5---------------------------------------------------
 -------------7--------------------------------7-10--------
 -7^(9)-7p5---7-7-7p5-7p5-7p5-7p5--7-7p5-7-7p5-7---9(\5)---
 ----------7~--------------------7-------------------------
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 -7-9p7--7~~-----------------------------------
 -7-9p7--7~~--14p12----------------------------
 ------9-----------14-14-14p12-----------------
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