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

Verse:
Db     Cm7      Fm
 All a-round in my home town,
        Db        Cm7      Fm
They're tryin' to track me down;
Db             Cm7                 Fm
 They say they want to bring me in guilty,
        Db           Cm7  Fm
For the killing of a depu-ty,
        Db        Cm7 Fm
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:
Fm
 I shot the sheriff,
Bbm                     Fm
 But I swear it was in self-defence. - Oh, no! Yeah! -
       Fm                     Bbm
I say; I shot the sheriff, oh Lord!
                     Fm
And they say it is a capital offence. Yeah!

Verse:
Db       Cm7               Fm
 Sheriff John Brown always hated me,
    Db     Cm7      Fm
For what... I don't know.
      Db     Cm7     Fm
Every time I plant a seed,
        Db         Cm7     Fm
He said kill it be-fore it grow,
        Db           Cm7       Fm
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:
Fm
 I shot the sheriff,
Bbm                     Fm
 But I swear it was in self-defence. I say;
Fm
 I shot the sheriff,
Bbm                     Fm
 But I swear it was in self-defence. - Yeah! -

Verse:
Db               Cm7     Fm
 Freedom came my way one day,
      Db      Cm7     Fm
And I started, out of town, yeah!
Db        Cm7          Fm
 All of a sudden I saw Sheriff John Brown,
Db         Cm7      Fm
 Aiming to shoot me down,
     Db      Cm7              Fm
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:
Fm
 I shot the sheriff,
Bbm                     Fm
 But I didn't shoot no deputy, oh no! Oh!
Fm
 I shot the sheriff,
Bbm                     Fm
 But I didn't shoot no deputy. Ooh, ooh, oo-ooh.

Verse:
   Db             Cm7       Fm
Re-flexes had the better of me,
    Db         Cm7     Fm
And what is to be must be.
      Db       Cm7           Fm
Every day, the bucket a-go a-well,
Db           Cm7         Fm
 One day the bottom a-go drop out,
Db           Cm7         Fm
 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:
    Fm
I-I-I, I shot the sheriff,
Bbm                            Fm
 Lord, I didn't shot the depu-ty. No!
  Fm
I-I...- shot the sheriff -,
Bbm                     Fm
 But I didn't shoot no deputy. Yeah! So, yeah!

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

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