Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff chords

      
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			     I SHOT THE SHERIFF - Eric Clapton
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Tabbed by: Zach
Email: claptonisgod96@gmail.com

Tuning: Standard



CHORDS:

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Gm Cm D# Dm CHORUS:
Gm Cm GmI shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy
Gm Cm GmI shot the sheriff, but I didn't shoot the deputy
VERSE 1:
D# Dm GmAll around in my home town
D# Dm GmThey're trying to track me down
D# Dm GmThey say they want to bring me in guilty
D# Dm GmFor the killing of a deputy
D# Dm GmFor the life of a deputy But I say! (RIFF 1)
RIFF 1:
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CHORUS:
Gm Cm GmI shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense
Gm Cm GmI shot the sheriff, and they say it is a capital offense
VERSE 2:
D# Dm GmSheriff John Brown always hated me
D# Dm GmFor what I don't know
D# Dm GmEvery time that I plant a seed
D# Dm GmHe said "Kill it before it grows"
D# Dm GmHe said "Kill it before it grows" I say! (RIFF 1)
CHORUS:
Gm Cm GmI shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense
Gm Cm GmI shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense
VERSE 3:
D# Dm GmFreedom came my way one day
D# Dm GmAnd I started out of town, yeah
D# Dm GmAll of a sudden I see sheriff John Brown
D# Dm GmAiming to shoot me down
D# Dm GmSo I shot, I shot him down I say! (RIFF 1)
CHORUS:
Gm Cm GmI shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy
Gm Cm GmI shot the sheriff, but I didn't shoot the deputy
VERSE 4:
D# Dm GmReflexes got the better of me
D# Dm GmAnd what is to be must be
D# Dm GmEvery day the bucket falls to the well
D# Dm GmBut one day the bottom will drop out
D# Dm GmYes, one day the bottom will drop out But I say! (RIFF 1)
CHORUS:
Gm Cm GmI shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy, oh no
Gm Cm GmI shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot no deputy, oh no
ENDING: D# Dm Gm D# Dm Gm (repeat and fade)
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