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

Verse:
B     Bbm7      Ebm
 All a-round in my home town,
        B        Bbm7      Ebm
They're tryin' to track me down;
B             Bbm7                 Ebm
 They say they want to bring me in guilty,
        B           Bbm7  Ebm
For the killing of a depu-ty,
        B        Bbm7 Ebm
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:
Ebm
 I shot the sheriff,
Abm                     Ebm
 But I swear it was in self-defence. - Oh, no! Yeah! -
       Ebm                     Abm
I say; I shot the sheriff, oh Lord!
                     Ebm
And they say it is a capital offence. Yeah!

Verse:
B       Bbm7               Ebm
 Sheriff John Brown always hated me,
    B     Bbm7      Ebm
For what... I don't know.
      B     Bbm7     Ebm
Every time I plant a seed,
        B         Bbm7     Ebm
He said kill it be-fore it grow,
        B           Bbm7       Ebm
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:
Ebm
 I shot the sheriff,
Abm                     Ebm
 But I swear it was in self-defence. I say;
Ebm
 I shot the sheriff,
Abm                     Ebm
 But I swear it was in self-defence. - Yeah! -

Verse:
B               Bbm7     Ebm
 Freedom came my way one day,
      B      Bbm7     Ebm
And I started, out of town, yeah!
B        Bbm7          Ebm
 All of a sudden I saw Sheriff John Brown,
B         Bbm7      Ebm
 Aiming to shoot me down,
     B      Bbm7              Ebm
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:
Ebm
 I shot the sheriff,
Abm                     Ebm
 But I didn't shoot no deputy, oh no! Oh!
Ebm
 I shot the sheriff,
Abm                     Ebm
 But I didn't shoot no deputy. Ooh, ooh, oo-ooh.

Verse:
   B             Bbm7       Ebm
Re-flexes had the better of me,
    B         Bbm7     Ebm
And what is to be must be.
      B       Bbm7           Ebm
Every day, the bucket a-go a-well,
B           Bbm7         Ebm
 One day the bottom a-go drop out,
B           Bbm7         Ebm
 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:
    Ebm
I-I-I, I shot the sheriff,
Abm                            Ebm
 Lord, I didn't shot the depu-ty. No!
  Ebm
I-I...- shot the sheriff -,
Abm                     Ebm
 But I didn't shoot no deputy. Yeah! So, yeah!

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

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