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The Sheriff by Emerson, Lake & Palmer

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    (intro) A D C# F# B E
    AD
    Wicked Josie rode away 
    DF#m9/C#Bm7A
    In the sunset covered sky 
    EA
    A lynching mob had strung his friend up 
    BD
    Right before his eyes 
    AD
    He didn't know what they'd both done 
    F#mD
    He sure as hell would end up one 
    F#mG#mAD
    A hot tin notch on the sheriff's gun 
    B
    If he didn't move on 
    C#F#BE
    Get out of here 
    AD
    The sheriff followed Josie's journey 
    DF#m9/C#Bm7A
    From Kansas in the West 
    EA
    He said he'd put a bullet right 
    BD
    Through poor old Josie's chest 
    AD
    But Josie wasn't like the rest 
    F#mD
    He don't like bullet holes in his vest 
    F#mG#mAD
    In fact he'd do his very best 
    B
    Don't want any arrest 
    C#F#BE
    Don't want to be the guest of the sheriff 
    CF
    The nights got so damned cold 
    FAm9/EDm7C
    He couldn't stand the pace 
    GC
    He looked again for sheriff's men 
    DG
    But couldn't see a trace 
    CF
    Josie found a nice warm place 
    AmF
    But then the sheriff solved the case 
    DEmF
    Hoped to find Josie's face 
    G4
    And said: look here... 
    ( Am F )
    ( E F G G# )
    ( F D )
    ( C Bm C )
    ( C D E )
    ( F G C Eb )
    ( G Eb G Eb )
    ( Eb G# G4 )
    ( A D )
    ( C# F# B E )
    AD
    Sheriff rode him into town 
    DF#m9/C#Bm7A
    With Josie look inside 
    EA
    He didn't know about the six-gun 
    BE
    Wicked Josie had 
    AD
    Then Josie drew his gun real fast 
    F#mD
    Gave the sheriff one big blast 
    F#mG#mA
    And Josie was a song at last 
    B
    A legend from the past 
    C#F#BE
    Nobody ever messed with the sheriff