Black Sabbath - Master of Reality

Sweet Leaf is the first and opening track of Black Sabbath's third studio album Master of Reality.

The track has become a fan-favorite amongst fans and was included in the We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll greatest hits album.


Alright now!

Won’t you listen?

When I first met you, didn’t realize

I can’t forget you or your surprise

You introduced me to my mind

And left me wanting you and your kind

I love you.  Oh you know it.

My life was empty forever on a down

Until you took me, showed me around

My life is free now, my life is clear

I love you sweet leaf – though you can’t hear,

Come on now – try it out

Straight people don’t know what you’re about

They put you down and shut you out

You gave to me a new belief

And soon the world will love you sweet leaf.


  • The tape-looped coughing in the beginning of the song is that of Tony Iommi after Ozzy gave him a joint.
  • The title of the song is taken from a Irish cigarette package with the slogan "It's the sweet leaf".
Master of Reality
Sweet Leaf, After Forever, Embryo, Children of the Grave, Orchid, Lord of This World, Solitude, Into the Void