Bob Marley - I Shot The Sheriff Chords & Tabs

 

I Shot The Sheriff Chords & Tabs

Bob Marley Chords & Tabs

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I Shot The Sheriff Chords

   
...I SHOT THE SHERIFF... by Bob Marley
------------------------..............

*from 'Burnin'' (1973)*


*CAPO 3rd FRET*

(Original Key: G)


Chorus 1:

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.
Ooh, ooh, oo-ooh.

Verse 1:

C      Bm7      Em
 All a-round in my home town,
        C         Bm7      Em
They're tryin' to track me down;
C              Bm7
 They say they want,
               Em
To bring me in guilty,
        C            Bm7  Em
For the killing of a depu-ty,
        C         Bm7 Em
For the life of a dep-uty.
But I say...

*(Riff):

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

Chorus 2:

Em
 I shot the sheriff,
Am
 But I swear it was,
   Em
In self-defence.
(Oh, no! Yeah!)
I say...
Em
 I shot the sheriff,
    Am
Oh, Lord!
And they say it is,
  Em
A capital offence.
Yeah!

Verse 2:

C        Bm7
 Sheriff John Brown,
       Em
Always hated me,
    C    Bm7       Em
For what...I don't know.
C      Bm7    Em
 Every time I plant a seed,
        C          Bm7     Em
He said kill it be-fore it grow,
        C            Bm7     Em
He said kill them be-fore it grow.
And so:

*(Riff):

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

(Read it in the news!)

Chorus 3:

Em
 I shot the sheriff,
Am
 But I swear it was,
   Em
In self-defence.
(Oh, no! Yeah!)
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Em
 I shot the sheriff,
Am
 But I swear it was,
   Em
In self-defence.
(Oh, no! Yeah!)

Verse 3:

C        Bm7     Em
 Freedom came my way one day
      C       Bm7    Em
And I started out of town, yeah!
C         Bm7
 All of a sudden,
      Em
I saw sheriff John Brown,
C          Bm7      Em
 Aiming to shoot me down,
     C       Bm7              Em
So I shot, I shot, I shot him down.
And I say...

*(Riff):

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

(If I am guilty, I will pay)...

Chorus 4:

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.
Ooh, ooh, oo-ooh.

Verse 4:

C             Bm7     Em
 Reflexes had got the better of me,
    C          Bm7     Em
And what is to be must be;
C              Bm7      Em
 Every day the bucket a-go a well,
    C       Bm7         Em
One day the bottom a-go drop out,
    C       Bm7         Em
One day the bottom a-go drop out.

*(Riff):

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

(I say)...

Chorus 5:

      Em
I-I-I-I shot the sheriff,
Am                            Em
 Lord, I didn't shot the depu-ty.
Yeah!
  Em
I-I...
(Shot the sheriff),
Am                     Em
 But I didn't shoot no deputy.
Yeah! So, yeah!

Coda:

Em  Am

(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   Em      Am      C       Bm7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xxx987  xxx555  xxx988  xxx777


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2004
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)
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