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Walpurgis is the original version of "War Pigs". It's legally avaliable on Ozzy Osbourne's "The Ozzman Cometh", but otherwise it's a rare release.

The track is only avaliable on vinyl format as a bootleg entitled "Walpurgis - The Peel Sessions 1970".

The song's lyrics were written by Geezer based on the Dennis Wheatley book "The Devil Rides Out", the subject matter is about Walpurgis Night and sinners (or Satanists) are unleashing Satan onto the world, only to get scared and running to a priest, only for him to get casted into Hell.

Due to the nature of the song, the band and record company had to change it to what would become "War Pigs".

Lyrics

NOTE: We're not sure if the one lyric "Lords got my brain instinct with blood obscene" is the actual lyric or not.

 Witches gather at black masses
 Bodies burning in red ashes
 On the hill the church in ruin
 Is the scene of evil doings
 It’s a place for all bad sinners
 Watch them eating dead rats’ innards
 I guess it’s the same wherever you may go
 Oh Lord yeah
 
 Carry banners which denounce the lord
 See me rocking in my grave
 See them anoint my head with dead rat’s blood
 See them stick the stake through me, oh
 
 Don’t hold me back cause I’ve just gotta go
 They’ve got a hold of my soul now
 Lords got my brain instinct with blood obscene
 Look in my eyes I’m there enough, yeah
 
 On the scene a priest appears
 Sinners falling at his knees
 Satan sends out funeral pyre
 Casts the priest into the fire
 It’s the place for all bad sinners
 Watch them eating dead rats’ innards
 I guess it’s the same wherever you may go
 Oh lord yeah