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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|
|Label|| Vertigo (UK)|
Warner Bros. Records (US)
|Songwriter(s)||Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward|
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