I Shot the Sheriff

Eric Clapton

 GmCmGmGm7
 I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy  
 GmCmGmGm7
 I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy
VERSE 1:
 Ebmaj7Dm7Gm
 All around in my home town
 Ebmaj7Dm7Gm
 They're trying to track me down
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They say they want to bring me in guilty
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For the killing of a deputy
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For the life of a deputy    But I say? (play MAIN RIFF)
MAIN RIFF:

CHORUS:
 GmCmGmGm7
 I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense
 GmCmGmGm7
 I shot the sheriff, and they say it is a capital offense
VERSE 2:
 Ebmaj7Dm7Gm
 Sheriff John Brown always hated me
 Ebmaj7Dm7Gm
 For what I don't know
 Ebmaj7Dm7Gm
 Every time that I plant a seed
 Ebmaj7Dm7Gm
He said "Kill it before it grows"
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He said "Kill it before it grows"   I say!
(play MAIN RIFF)
CHORUS:
 GmCmGm
 I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense
 GmCmGm
 I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense
VERSE 3:
 Ebmaj7Dm7Gm
 Freedom came my way one day
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 And I started out of town yeah
 Ebmaj7Dm7Gm
 All of a sudden I see sheriff John Brown
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 Aiming to shoot me down
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So I shot, I shot him down    I say!
(play MAIN RIFF)
CHORUS:
 GmCmGmGm7
 I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy
 GmCmGmGm7
 I shot the sheriff, but I didn't shoot the deputy
VERSE 4:
 Ebmaj7Dm7Gm
 Reflexes got the better of me
 Ebmaj7Dm7Gm
 And what is to be must be
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 Every day the bucket falls to the well
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 But one day the bottom will drop out
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 Yes, one day the bottom will drop out   But I say
(play MAIN RIFF)
CHORUS:
 GmCmGmGm7
 I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy, oh no
 GmCmGmGm7
 I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot no deputy, oh no
 Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm
ENDING:  
 Ebmaj7 Dm7 Gm
           (repeat and fade)
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