I Shot The Sheriff
Difficulty: Novice / Version: 3
Tranpose
Reggae beat, all barres. (Ebmaj7: 668786)

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[Verse 1]

Gm
 I shot the sheriff
Cm                     Gm
 But I didn't shoot no deputy, oh no, oh
Gm
 I shot the sheriff
Cm                     Gm
  But I didn't shoot no deputy, ooh, ooh, ooooh

Ebmaj7    Dm      Gm     
 All around in my hometown
        Ebmaj7    Dm       Gm  
They're tryin' to track me down
Ebmaj7         Dm                  Gm  
 They say they want to bring me in guilty
        Ebmaj7       Dm  Gm  
For the killing of a deputy
        Ebmaj7      Dm  Gm  
For the life of a deputy, but I say

(N/C: Riff)
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Gm                 
 I shot the sheriff
Cm                     Gm
 But I swear it was in self defense oh, no Ooh, ooh, oooh yeah
       Gm                      Cm
I say, I shot the sheriff, Oh, Lord
                     Gm
And they say it is a capital offence, yeah Ooh, ooh, oooh Yeah

Ebmaj7        Dm           Gm     
 Sheriff John Brown always hated me
    Ebmaj7  Dm         Gm        
For what,      I don't know
       Ebmaj7  Dm      Gm     
 Every time  I plant a seed
        Ebmaj7    Dm      Gm     
He said kill it before it grows
       Ebmaj7    Dm      Gm     
He said kill them before they grow, and so

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And so 

Read it in the news


[Chorus]

Gm                 
 I shot the sheriff
Cm                     Gm
 But I swear it was in self defense oh, no Ooh, ooh, oooh yeah
Gm                 
 I shot the sheriff
Cm                     Gm
 But I swear it was in self defense, Oh, no, ooh, ooh, oooh Yeah

 Ebmaj7          Dm      Gm     
 Freedom came my way one day
      Ebmaj7  Dm           Gm     
And I started out of town, yeah
       Ebmaj7      Dm           Gm     
 All of a sudden I saw sheriff John Brown
  Ebmaj7   Dm       Gm     
 Aiming to shoot me down
    Ebmaj7        Dm           Gm     
So I shot, I shot, I shot him down and I say

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If I am guilty I will pay


[Chorus]

Gm
 I shot the sheriff
Cm                     Gm
 But I didn't shoot no deputy, oh no, oh
Gm
 I shot the sheriff
Cm                     Gm
  But I didn't shoot no deputy, ooh, ooh, ooooh

 Ebmaj7               Dm        Gm 
 Reflexes had got the better of me
    Ebmaj7      Dm      Gm    
 And what is to be must be
     Ebmaj7        Dm        Gm    
 Every day the bucket a-go a well
 Ebmaj7      Dm          Gm    
 One day the bottom a-go drop out
 Ebmaj7      Dm          Gm    
 One day the bottom a-go drop out, I say

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[Chorus]

         Gm
I, I, I, I shot the sheriff
Cm                       Gm
 Lord, I didn't shot the deputy, yeah
   Gm                          
I, I shot the sheriff
Cm                     Gm
 But I didn't shoot no deputy, yeah, no, yeah