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I Shot The Sheriff
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I Shot The Sheriff chords
Eric Clapton 1974 (Bob Marley 1973)

Capo I

F#m               Bm                        F#m
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy.
F#m               Bm                        F#m
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy.

D    Dmaj7       F#m
All around in my home town,
D                 Dmaj7    F#m
they're trying to track me down.
D                     Dmaj7       F#m
They say they want to bring me in guilty,
        D            Dmaj7 F#m
for the killing of a depu  ty
        D         Dmaj7 F#m
For the life of a depu  ty.

But I say:

F#m Bm F#m

F#m               Bm                      F#m
I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense.
F#m               Bm                     F#m
I shot the sheriff, and they say it is a capital offense.

D            Dmaj7        F#m
Sheriff John Brown always hated me;
    D      Dmaj7 F#m
for what I don't know.
D                 Dmaj7   F#m
Every time that I plant a seed,
          D         Dmaj7   F#m
he said, "Kill it before it grows."
          D         Dma7    F#m
He said, "Kill it before it grows."

I say:

F#m Bm F#m

F#m               Bm                      F#m
I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense.
F#m               Bm                      F#m
I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense.

D       Dmaj7       F#m
Freedom came my way one day
      D       Dmaj7  F#m
And I started out of town.
D                     Dmaj7        F#m
All of a sudden I see sheriff John Brown
D         Dmaj7    F#m
Aiming to shoot me down.
     D       Dmaj7    F#m
So I shot, I shot him down.

I say:

F#m Bm F#m

F#m               Bm                        F#m
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy.
F#m               Bm                        F#m
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy.

D                Dmaj7     F#m
Reflexes got the better of me
D              Dmaj7   F#m
And what is to be must be.
D             Dmaj7              F#m
Every day the bucket goes to the well,
D           Dmaj7            F#m
one day the bottom will drop out,
     D           Dmaj7            F#m
Yes, one day the bottom will drop out.

But I say:

F#m Bm F#m

F#m               Bm                        F#m
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy.
F#m               Bm                       F#m
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot no deputy. . . .

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About the artist behind I Shot The Sheriff:

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is a English blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. He is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries,[1] garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (The Yardbirds, Cream, and solo). Often viewed by critics and fans alike as one of the greatest guitarists of all time[2], Clapton was ranked fourth in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"[3] and #53 on their list of the Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[4]

Although Clapton's musical style has varied throughout his career, it has always remained rooted in the blues. Clapton is credited as an innovator in several phases of his career, which have included blues-rock (with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and The Yardbirds) and psychedelic rock (with Cream). Clapton has also achieved great chart success in genres ranging from Delta blues (Me and Mr. Johnson) to pop ("Change the World") and reggae (Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff"). Clapton also achieved fame with Derek and the Dominos through the hit song "Layla".

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