Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff Chords

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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Chorus

GmI shot the sheriff,Cm but I did not shoot the Gmdeputy GmI shot the sheriff,Cm but I did not shoot theGm deputy

Verse 1

CmAll aroDmund in my hGmome town CmThey're trying toDm track me dGmown ThCmey say they want tDmo bring me in gGmuilty For theCm killing of aDm deputyGm For theCm life of aDm deputyGm But I say? (play MAIN RIFF)
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Chorus

GmI shot the sheriff,Cm but I swear it was in sGmelf-defense GmI shot the sheriff,Cm and they say it is a caGmpital offense

Verse 2

CmSheriff DmJohn Brown aGmlways hated me CmFor whaDmt I don't kGmnow CmEvery tDmime that I pGmlant a seed HeCm said "Kill it Dmbefore it gGmrows" HeCm said "Kill it Dmbefore it gGmrows" I say!

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Chorus

GmI shot the sheriff,Cm but I swear it was in sGmelf-defense GmI shot the sheriff,Cm but I swear it was in sGmelf-defense

Verse 3

CmFreedom Dmcame my wayGm one day CmAnd I stDmarted out of Gmtown yeah CmAll of a sDmudden I see sGmheriff John Brown CmAiming to sDmhoot me dGmown So CmI shoDmt, I sGmhot him down I say!

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Chorus

GmI shot the sheriff,Cm but I did not shoot the Gmdeputy GmI shot the sheriff,Cm but I didn't shoot the dGmeputy

Verse 4

CmReflexeDms got the bGmetter of me CmAnd whaDmt is to be Gmmust be CmEvery dDmay the bucket fGmalls to the well CmBut one day the Dmbottom will Gmdrop out CmYes, one dDmay the bottom willGm drop out But I say

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Chorus

GmI shot the sheriff,Cm but I did not shoot the Gmdeputy, oh no GmI shot the sheriff,Cm but I did not shoot no dGmeputy, oh no ENDING: Cm Dm Gm

Cm Dm Gm