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I Shot the Sheriff  Eric Clapton

 
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I SHOT THE SHERIFF - Eric Clapton
 
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Tabbed by: Zach
Email: claptonisgod96@gmail.com
Tuning: Standard
CHORDS:
 
 |-3----3-----x------5-------------|
 |-3----4-----8------6-------------|
 |-3----5-----8------7-------------|
 |-5----5-----8------7-------------|
 |-5----3-----6------5-------------|
 |-3----x-----x------x-------------|

[Gm] [Cm] [D#] [Dm]  
CHORUS:
[Gm]I shot the sheriff,[Cm] but I did not shoot the[Gm] deputy
[Gm]I shot the sheriff,[Cm] but I didn't shoot th[Gm]e deputy
VERSE 1:
[D#]All aro[Dm]und in my h[Gm]ome town
[D#]They're trying to[Dm] track me d[Gm]own
[D#]They say they want[Dm] to bring me in[Gm] guilty
[D#]For the killi[Dm]ng of a[Gm] deputy
[D#]For the li[Dm]fe of a[Gm] deputy But I say! (RIFF 1)
RIFF 1:
 
 |---------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|
 |--5--3---------------------------|
 |--------5--3-----3--5--3---------|
 |--------------6-----------6--3---|

CHORUS:
[Gm]I shot the sheriff,[Cm] but I swear it was in s[Gm]elf-defense
[Gm]I shot the sheriff,[Cm] and they say it is a ca[Gm]pital offense
VERSE 2:
[D#]Sheriff [Dm]John Brown a[Gm]lways hated me
[D#]For wha[Dm]t I don't k[Gm]now
[D#]Every t[Dm]ime that I p[Gm]lant a seed
[D#]He said "Kill i[Dm]t before it[Gm] grows"
[D#]He said "Kill i[Dm]t before it[Gm] grows" I say! (RIFF 1)
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:
[D#]Freedom [Dm]came my way[Gm] one day
[D#]And I st[Dm]arted out of [Gm]town, yeah
[D#]All of a s[Dm]udden I see s[Gm]heriff John Brown
[D#]Aiming to s[Dm]hoot me d[Gm]own
[D#]So I [Dm]shot, [Gm]I shot him down I say! (RIFF 1)
CHORUS:
[Gm]I shot the sheriff,[Cm] but I did not shoot the [Gm]deputy
[Gm]I shot the sheriff,[Cm] but I didn't shoot the d[Gm]eputy
VERSE 4:
[D#]Reflexe[Dm]s got the b[Gm]etter of me
[D#]And wha[Dm]t is to be [Gm]must be
[D#]Every d[Dm]ay the bucket f[Gm]alls to the well
[D#]But one day the [Dm]bottom will [Gm]drop out
[D#]Yes, one d[Dm]ay the bottom will[Gm] drop out But I say! (RIFF 1)
CHORUS:
[Gm]I shot the sheriff,[Cm] but I did not shoot the [Gm]deputy, oh no
[Gm]I shot the sheriff,[Cm] but I did not shoot no d[Gm]eputy, oh no
ENDING: D# Dm Gm
D# Dm Gm (repeat and fade)

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