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I Shot the Sheriff by Eric Clapton
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    GmCmGm
    I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy 
    GmCmGm
    I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy 
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    All around in my home town 
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    They're trying to track me down 
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    They say they want to bring me in guilty 
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    For the killing of a deputy 
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    For the life of a deputy But I say? (play MAIN RIFF) 
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    I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense 
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    I shot the sheriff, and they say it is a capital offense 
    CmDmGm
    Sheriff John Brown always hated me 
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    For what I don't know 
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    Every time that I plant a seed 
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    He said "Kill it before it grows" 
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    He said "Kill it before it grows" I say! 
    (play MAIN RIFF)
    GmCmGm
    I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense 
    GmCmGm
    I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense 
    CmDmGm
    Freedom came my way one day 
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    And I started out of town yeah 
    CmDmGm
    All of a sudden I see sheriff John Brown 
    CmDmGm
    Aiming to shoot me down 
    CmDmGm
    So I shot, I shot him down I say! 
    (play MAIN RIFF)
    GmCmGm
    I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy 
    GmCmGm
    I shot the sheriff, but I didn't shoot the deputy 
    CmDmGm
    Reflexes got the better of me 
    CmDmGm
    And what is to be must be 
    CmDmGm
    Every day the bucket falls to the well 
    CmDmGm
    But one day the bottom will drop out 
    CmDmGm
    Yes, one day the bottom will drop out But I say 
    (play MAIN RIFF)
    GmCmGm
    I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy, oh no 
    GmCmGm
    I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot no deputy, oh no 
    CmDmGm
    ENDING: 
    CmDmGm
    (repeat and fade)