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I Shot The Sheriff

Year: 1990 - Album: Complete Clapton

(Bob Marley)

	  
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Gm Cm7 Gm I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy Gm Cm7 Gm I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy
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VERSE 1: Eb Dm7 Gm All around in my own town Eb Dm7 Gm They're trying to track me down Eb Dm7 Gm They say they want to bring me in guilty Eb Dm7 Gm For the killing of a deputy Eb Dm7 Gm For the life of a deputy (Riff) I say
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Gm Cm7 Gm I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense Gm Cm7 Gm I shot the sheriff, and they say it is a capital offense
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VERSE 2: Eb Dm7 Gm Sheriff John Brown always hated me Eb Dm7 Gm For what I don't know Eb Dm7 Gm Every time that I plant a seed Eb Dm7 Gm He said "Kill it before it grows" Eb Dm7 Gm He said "Kill it before it grows" (Riff) I say!
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Gm Cm7 Gm I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense Gm Cm7 Gm I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense
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VERSE 3: Eb Dm7 Gm Freedom came my way one day Eb Dm7 Gm And I started out of town Eb Dm7 Gm All of a sudden I see sheriff John Brown Eb Dm7 Gm Aiming to shoot me down Eb Dm7 Gm So I shot, I shot him down (Riif) I say!
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Gm Cm7 Gm I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy Gm Cm7 Gm Gm I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy
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VERSE 4: Eb Dm7 Gm Reflexes got the better of me Eb Dm7 Gm And what is to be must be Eb Dm7 Gm Every day the bucket falls to the well Eb Dm7 Gm But one day the bottom will drop out Eb Dm7 Gm Yes, one day the bottom will drop out (riff) But I say
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Gm Cm7 Gm I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy Gm Cm7 Gm Gm I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy
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e|-------------------------------3b--| B|---------3b--------------------3b--| G|-3-3-5~--3b---3-3-3-5~--3-3-5~-3b--| D|-----------------------------------| A|-----------------------------------| E|-----------------------------------| (Riff) e|--------------------------------| B|--------------------------------| G|--------------------------------| D|-5-3~---------------------------| A|-------5--5/3--1--3/5--3--1-----| E|----------------------------3---|
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