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I Shot the Sheriff  Eric Clapton

[Gm]I shot the sheriff,[Cm] but I did not shoot the [Gm]deputy [Gm7]
[Gm]I shot the sheriff,[Cm] but I did not shoot the [Gm]deputy[Gm7]
VERSE 1:
[Ebmaj7]All ar[Dm7]ound in my h[Gm]ome town
[Ebmaj7]They're trying to[Dm7] track me d[Gm]own
Th[Ebmaj7]ey say they want t[Dm7]o bring me in g[Gm]uilty
For the [Ebmaj7]killing of a[Dm7] deputy[Gm]
For the [Ebmaj7]life of a[Dm7] deputy[Gm]    But I say? (play MAIN RIFF)
MAIN RIFF:

CHORUS:
[Gm]I shot the sheriff,[Cm] but I swear it was in s[Gm]elf-defense[Gm7]
[Gm]I shot the sheriff,[Cm] and they say it is a ca[Gm]pital offense[Gm7]
VERSE 2:
[Ebmaj7]Sheriff [Dm7]John Brown a[Gm]lways hated me
[Ebmaj7]For wha[Dm7]t I don't k[Gm]now
[Ebmaj7]Every t[Dm7]ime that I p[Gm]lant a seed
He[Ebmaj7] said "Kill it [Dm7]before it g[Gm]rows"
He[Ebmaj7] said "Kill it [Dm]before it g[Gm]rows"   I say!
(play MAIN RIFF)
CHORUS:
[Gm]I shot the sheriff,[Cm] but I swear it was in s[Gm]elf-defense
[Gm]I shot the sheriff,[Cm] but I swear it was in s[Gm]elf-defense
VERSE 3:
[Ebmaj7]Freedom [Dm7]came my way[Gm] one day
[Ebmaj7]And I st[Dm7]arted out of [Gm]town yeah
[Ebmaj7]All of a s[Dm7]udden I see s[Gm]heriff John Brown
[Ebmaj7]Aiming to s[Dm7]hoot me d[Gm]own
So [Ebmaj7]I sho[Dm7]t, I s[Gm]hot him down    I say!
(play MAIN RIFF)
CHORUS:
[Gm]I shot the sheriff,[Cm] but I did not shoot the [Gm]deputy[Gm7]
[Gm]I shot the sheriff,[Cm] but I didn't shoot the [Gm]deputy[Gm7]
VERSE 4:
[Ebmaj7]Reflexe[Dm7]s got the b[Gm]etter of me
[Ebmaj7]And wha[Dm7]t is to be [Gm]must be
[Ebmaj7]Every d[Dm7]ay the bucket f[Gm]alls to the well
[Ebmaj7]But one day the [Dm7]bottom will [Gm]drop out
[Ebmaj7]Yes, one d[Dm7]ay the bottom will [Gm]drop out   But I say
(play MAIN RIFF)
CHORUS:
[Gm]I shot the sheriff,[Cm] but I did not shoot the [Gm]deputy,[Gm7] oh no
[Gm]I shot the sheriff,[Cm] but I did not shoot no [Gm]deputy,[Gm7] oh no
ENDING:  [Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm]
         [Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm]  (repeat and fade)
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