I Shot the Sheriff – Bob Marley

“I Shot the Sheriff” è una canzone scritta da Bob Marley, che racconta la storia di un uomo che ha ucciso uno sceriffo locale per difendere la sua vita. Il brano, che ha riscontrato un enorme successo a livello internazionale, è stato “coverizzato” anche dal cantautore Eric Clapton.

CHORUS 1
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SOLm
I shot the sheriff,
DOm SOLm
But I didn’t shoot no deputy, oh no! Oh!
SOLm
I shot the sheriff,
DOm SOLm
But I didn’t shoot no deputy. Ooh, ooh, oo-ooh.

VERSE 1
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MIb REm SOLm
All a-round in my home town,
MIb REm SOLm
They’re tryin’ to track me down;
MIb REm SOLm
They say they want to bring me in guilty,
MIb REm SOLm
For the killing of a depu-ty,
MIb REm SOLm
For the life of a dep-uty. But I say…

STACCO = SOLm REm / DOm-REm-SOLm

CHORUS 2
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SOLm
I shot the sheriff,
DOm SOLm
But I swear it was in self-defence. (Oh, no! Yeah!)
SOLm DOm
I say; I shot the sheriff, oh Lord!
SOLm
And they say it is a capital offence. Yeah!

VERSE 2
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MIb REm SOLm
Sheriff John Brown always hated me,
MIb REm SOLm
For what… I don’t know.
MIb REm SOLm
Every time I plant a seed,
MIb REm SOLm
He said kill it be-fore it grow,
MIb REm SOLm
He said kill them be-fore they grow.

STACCO = SOLm REm DOm-REm-SOLm
(And so, and so…)

CHORUS 3
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SOLm
I shot the sheriff,
DOm SOLm
But I swear it was in self-defence. I say;
SOLm
I shot the sheriff,
DOm SOLm
But I swear it was in self-defence. (Yeah!)

VERSE 3
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MIb REm SOLm
Freedom came my way one day,
MIb REm SOLm
And I started, out of town, yeah!
MIb REm SOLm
All of a sudden I saw Sheriff John Brown,
MIb REm SOLm
Aiming to shoot me down,
MIb REm SOLm
So I shot, I shot, I shot him down. And I say…

STACCO = SOLm REm / DOm-REm-SOLm

…If I am guilty, I will pay!

CHORUS 4
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SOLm
I shot the sheriff,
DOm SOLm
But I didn’t shoot no deputy, oh no! Oh!
SOLm
I shot the sheriff,
DOm SOLm
But I didn’t shoot no deputy. Ooh, ooh, oo-ooh.

VERSE 4
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MIb REm SOLm
Re-flexes had the better of me,
MIb REm SOLm
And what is to be must be.
MIb REm SOLm
Every day, the bucket a-go a-well,
MIb REm SOLm
One day the bottom a-go drop out,
MIb REm SOLm
One day the bottom a-go drop out.

STACCO = SOLm REm / DOm-REm-SOLm
(I say)

CHORUS 5
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SOLm
I-I-I, I shot the sheriff,
DOm SOLm
Lord, I didn’t shot the depu-ty. No!
SOLm
I-I…(shot the sheriff),
DOm SOLm
But I didn’t shoot no deputy. Yeah! So, yeah!

FINALE = SOLm DOm SOLm DOm SOLm DOm (sfuma)

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