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

Verse:
G     Gbm7      Bm
 All a-round in my home town,
        G        Gbm7      Bm
They're tryin' to track me down;
G             Gbm7                 Bm
 They say they want to bring me in guilty,
        G           Gbm7  Bm
For the killing of a depu-ty,
        G        Gbm7 Bm
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:
Bm
 I shot the sheriff,
Em                     Bm
 But I swear it was in self-defence. - Oh, no! Yeah! -
       Bm                     Em
I say; I shot the sheriff, oh Lord!
                     Bm
And they say it is a capital offence. Yeah!

Verse:
G       Gbm7               Bm
 Sheriff John Brown always hated me,
    G     Gbm7      Bm
For what... I don't know.
      G     Gbm7     Bm
Every time I plant a seed,
        G         Gbm7     Bm
He said kill it be-fore it grow,
        G           Gbm7       Bm
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:
Bm
 I shot the sheriff,
Em                     Bm
 But I swear it was in self-defence. I say;
Bm
 I shot the sheriff,
Em                     Bm
 But I swear it was in self-defence. - Yeah! -

Verse:
G               Gbm7     Bm
 Freedom came my way one day,
      G      Gbm7     Bm
And I started, out of town, yeah!
G        Gbm7          Bm
 All of a sudden I saw Sheriff John Brown,
G         Gbm7      Bm
 Aiming to shoot me down,
     G      Gbm7              Bm
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:
Bm
 I shot the sheriff,
Em                     Bm
 But I didn't shoot no deputy, oh no! Oh!
Bm
 I shot the sheriff,
Em                     Bm
 But I didn't shoot no deputy. Ooh, ooh, oo-ooh.

Verse:
   G             Gbm7       Bm
Re-flexes had the better of me,
    G         Gbm7     Bm
And what is to be must be.
      G       Gbm7           Bm
Every day, the bucket a-go a-well,
G           Gbm7         Bm
 One day the bottom a-go drop out,
G           Gbm7         Bm
 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:
    Bm
I-I-I, I shot the sheriff,
Em                            Bm
 Lord, I didn't shot the depu-ty. No!
  Bm
I-I...- shot the sheriff -,
Em                     Bm
 But I didn't shoot no deputy. Yeah! So, yeah!

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

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