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Chorus:
Bbm
 I shot the sheriff,
Ebm                     Bbm
 But I didn't shoot no deputy, oh no! Oh!
Bbm
 I shot the sheriff,
Ebm                     Bbm
 But I didn't shoot no deputy. Ooh, ooh, oo-ooh.

Verse:
Gb     Fm7      Bbm
 All a-round in my home town,
        Gb        Fm7      Bbm
They're tryin' to track me down;
Gb             Fm7                 Bbm
 They say they want to bring me in guilty,
        Gb           Fm7  Bbm
For the killing of a depu-ty,
        Gb        Fm7 Bbm
For the life of a dep-uty. But I say...

Riff:
xA|--10-8--5-3-----5-3-------|
xE|-------------6-------6-3--|
xC|--------------------------|
xG|--------------------------|

Chorus:
Bbm
 I shot the sheriff,
Ebm                     Bbm
 But I swear it was in self-defence. - Oh, no! Yeah! -
       Bbm                     Ebm
I say; I shot the sheriff, oh Lord!
                     Bbm
And they say it is a capital offence. Yeah!

Verse:
Gb       Fm7               Bbm
 Sheriff John Brown always hated me,
    Gb     Fm7      Bbm
For what... I don't know.
      Gb     Fm7     Bbm
Every time I plant a seed,
        Gb         Fm7     Bbm
He said kill it be-fore it grow,
        Gb           Fm7       Bbm
He said kill them be-fore they grow. And so, and so...

Riff:
xA|--10-8--5-3-----5-3-------|
xE|-------------6-------6-3--|
xC|--------------------------|
xG|--------------------------|

- Read it in the news! -

Chorus:
Bbm
 I shot the sheriff,
Ebm                     Bbm
 But I swear it was in self-defence. I say;
Bbm
 I shot the sheriff,
Ebm                     Bbm
 But I swear it was in self-defence. - Yeah! -

Verse:
Gb               Fm7     Bbm
 Freedom came my way one day,
      Gb      Fm7     Bbm
And I started, out of town, yeah!
Gb        Fm7          Bbm
 All of a sudden I saw Sheriff John Brown,
Gb         Fm7      Bbm
 Aiming to shoot me down,
     Gb      Fm7              Bbm
So I shot, I shot, I shot him down. And I say...

Riff:
xA|--10-8--5-3-----5-3-------|
xE|-------------6-------6-3--|
xC|--------------------------|
xG|--------------------------|

- If I am guilty, I will pay -...

Chorus:
Bbm
 I shot the sheriff,
Ebm                     Bbm
 But I didn't shoot no deputy, oh no! Oh!
Bbm
 I shot the sheriff,
Ebm                     Bbm
 But I didn't shoot no deputy. Ooh, ooh, oo-ooh.

Verse:
   Gb             Fm7       Bbm
Re-flexes had the better of me,
    Gb         Fm7     Bbm
And what is to be must be.
      Gb       Fm7           Bbm
Every day, the bucket a-go a-well,
Gb           Fm7         Bbm
 One day the bottom a-go drop out,
Gb           Fm7         Bbm
 One day the bottom a-go drop out.

Riff:
xA|--10-8--5-3-----5-3-------|
xE|-------------6-------6-3--|
xC|--------------------------|
xG|--------------------------|

- I say -...

Chorus:
    Bbm
I-I-I, I shot the sheriff,
Ebm                            Bbm
 Lord, I didn't shot the depu-ty. No!
  Bbm
I-I...- shot the sheriff -,
Ebm                     Bbm
 But I didn't shoot no deputy. Yeah! So, yeah!

Outro - repeat and fade -: Bbm  Cm, Bbm    
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  1. Great man

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