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I Shot The Sheriff Bass Tab

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version 3

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------------------------------------------------------------------
                             I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley
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Tabbed By : Billy M

Tuning: Standard


[Intro/Main Riff:] 2x

G|--------------------3h5-----------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------5--------0h3-0h3--5----0h3-3-3-0h5-----------------|
A|------------5---------------------------------------------------------|
E|--(0)h3--6----3-------------------------------------------------------|

[Verse 1]

G|--8-------7------------------------------7-----------------------------|
D|----8-------7------0h3h5--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------------------------|
A|------6-------5--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|--8-------7-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----8-------7------0h3h5--0-0-0-0-0-0--5-0----------------------------|
A|------6-------5-------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|


G|--8-------7------------------------------7-----------------------------|
D|----8-------7------0h3h5--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------------------------|
A|------6-------5--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|


G|--8-------7--------------------------------5-7-------------------------|
D|----8-------7------0h3h5--0-0-0-0-0-0---5------------------------------|
A|------6-------5--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|--8----8---7-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----8-------------5--0-0-0-0-0--5-------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--5--3-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------5--3----5--3----------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------6------6--3-----------------------------------------------|

"Oh now now..oh"
Main Riff x2 again

[Verse 2:] (almost the same as 1st, but last two measures vary)

G|--8-------7------------------------------7-----------------------------|
D|----8-------7------0h3h5--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------------------------|
A|------6-------5--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|--8-------7-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----8-------7------0h3h5--0-0-0-0-0-0--5-0----------------------------|
A|------6-------5-------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|


G|--8-------7------------------------------7-----------------------------|
D|----8-------7------0h3h5--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------------------------|
A|------6-------5--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|


G|--8-------7---------------------------------5-7------------------------|
D|----8-------7------0h3h5--0-0-0-0-0-0---5-0----------------------------|
A|------6-------5--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|--8----8---7-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----8-------------5-5-0h5-0h5-0h5-------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--5--3-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------5--3----5--3----------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------6------6--3-----------------------------------------------|

"Read it in the news"
Main Riff 2x again

[Verse 3:] (identical to Verse 2)

"I shot the sheriff"
Main Riff 2x again

Verse 4: (identical to Verse 2, except in the fifth measure)

This is that fifth measure just before the breakdown:
G|--8---7---------------------------------------------------|
D|------------5-5-0h5-0h5-----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|


Last Chorous and Outro: (it's that awesome main riff again)
G|--------------------3h5-----------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------5--------0h3-0h3--5----0h3-3-3-0h5-----------------|
A|------------5---------------------------------------------------------|
E|--(0)h3--6----3-------------------------------------------------------|


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| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

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Raccio14 292 May 23, 2011 05:51 PM

why the hell is this tab rated so low? its practically perfect!

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amastrilli 10 Jun 23, 2014 07:51 PM

G|--------------------3h5-----------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------5--------0h3-0h3--5----0h3-3-3-0h5-----------------|
A|-----------3h5--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--(0)h3--6----3-------------------------------------------------------|

There is a hammer on i believe in the main riff

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