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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: Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm All around in my own town Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm They're trying to track me down Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm They say they want to bring me in guilty Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm For the killing of a deputy Ebmaj7 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: Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm Sheriff John Brown always hated me Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm For what I don't know Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm Every time that I plant a seed Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm He said "Kill it before it grows" Ebmaj7 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: Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm Freedom came my way one day Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm And I started out of town Emaj7 Dm7 Gm All of a sudden I see sheriff John Brown Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm Aiming to shoot me down Ebmaj7 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: Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm Reflexes got the better of me Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm And what is to be must be Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm Every day the bucket falls to the well Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm But one day the bottom will drop out Ebmaj7 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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