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Black Sabbath

The Wizard (4:21)

"The Wizard" is the second track of Black Sabbath's 1970 debut album Black Sabbath.

Sources claim it is about the band's drug dealer at the time (and may be partly true), but bassist Geezer Butler claims the character Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings as his inspiration.

"The Wizard" was a favorite of the band, and was later included on compilation albums We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll and Symptom of the…

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Misty morning, clouds in the sky
Without warning, a wizard walks by
Casting his shadow, weaving his spell
Funny clothes, tinkling bell

Black Sabbath - The Wizard Lyrics


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  • the perfect sequence for the perfect opening... heavy as hell
  • Wizardry riffs.
  • that one little cowbell ping cracks me up
  • Another gut-cruncher, from (arguably) the inventors of Heavy Metal rock! The blues harp is a nice extra touch, on top of those menacing guitar licks.
  • great song :D
  • wasnt turned onto them until college, remained obsessed for years, my taste was molded from there :)
  • Der Oberknaller !!!
  • One of their best!

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