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I Shot The Sheriff Chords

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I Shot the Sherriff - Bob Marley

From the Album “Burnin’” – 1973

Capo 3
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[Chorus]
Em
I shot the sheriff
Am                     Em
But I didn't shoot no deputy, oh no, Oh!
Em
I shot the sheriff
Am                     Em
But I didn't shoot no deputy. Ooo, ooo, oo-ooh


[Verse 1]
Cmaj7 Bm        Em
All   around in my home town
        Cmaj7     Bm       Em
They're tryin' to track me down
Cmaj7         Bm                  Em
They say they want to bring me in guilty
        Cmaj7        Bm  Em
For the killing of a deputy
        Cmaj7     Bm Em
For the life of a deputy

But I say
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|--2--0----------------------|
A|--------2--0----2--0--------|
E|--------------3-------3--0--|  (oh, now, now)


[Chorus]
Em
I shot the sheriff (the Sheriff)
Am                     Em
But I swear it was in self defence. (Oh, no!) Ooo, ooo, oo-ooh (yeah!)
       Em                     Am
I say, I shot the sheriff (oh Lord!)
                     Em
And they say it is a capital offence. Ooo, ooo, oo-ooh (yeah!)


[Verse 2]
Cmaj7   Bm                Em
Sheriff John Brown always hated me
    Cmaj7 Bm      Em
For what, I don't know
      Cmaj7 Bm      Em
Every time I plant a seed
        Cmaj7     Bm      Em
He said kill it before it grow
        Cmaj7       Bm        Em
He said kill them before they grow

And so,       and so
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|--2--0----------------------|
A|--------2--0----2--0--------|
E|--------------3-------3--0--|  (Read it in the news!)  


[Chorus]
Em
I shot the sheriff
Am                    Em
But I swear it was in self-defence (Where was the deputy) 
Ooo, ooo, oo-ooh ( I say)
Em
I shot the sheriff
Am                     Em
But I swear it was in self-defence (Yeah!) oo-ooh 


[Verse 3]
Cmaj7           Bm      Em
Freedom came my way one day
      Cmaj7   Bm      Em
And I started, out of town, yeah
Cmaj7    Bm           Em
All of a sudden I saw Sheriff John Brown
Cmaj7     Bm       Em
Aiming to shoot me down
     Cmaj7   Bm               Em
So I shot, I shot, I shot him down

And I say
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|--2--0----------------------|
A|--------2--0----2--0--------|
E|--------------3-------3--0--|  (If I am guilty, I will pay)


[Chorus]
Em
I shot the sheriff (well, I say)
Am                     Em
But I didn't shoot no deputy. oh no, Oh!
Em
I shot the sheriff,
Am                     Em
But I didn't shoot no deputy. Ooh, ooh, oo-ooh.


[Verse 4]
   Cmaj7         Bm        Em
Reflexes had the better of me
    Cmaj7     Bm      Em
And what is to be must be
      Cmaj7   Bm            Em
Every day, the bucket a-go a-well
Cmaj7       Bm          Em
One day the bottom a-go drop out
Cmaj7       Bm          Em
One day the bottom a-go drop out

I say
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|--2--0----------------------|
A|--------2--0----2--0--------|
E|--------------3-------3--0--|
 

[Chorus]
    Em
I-I-I, I shot the sheriff
Am                          Em
Lord, I didn't shot the deputy. No!
    Em
I -- I (shot the sheriff)
Am                    Em
But I didn't shoot no deputy.  Yeah! –  So  -  yeah!


Em  Am  Em

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