Eric Clapton
I Shot The Sheriff Ver 3 (Guitar tab)

I SHOT THE SHERIFF
(written by Bob Marley), as performed by Eric Clapton
on the album "461 Ocean Boulevard" (1974)
...& innumerable live shows since then.

Tab cleaned up & corrected by cybercat =^_^=
Please make sure you print this out using a MONO-SPACED FONT
(like Monaco or Courier), or the chords won't line up with the lyrics properly.

Seems the other tabbers got the main riff wrong (!) and either completely
missed the E flat Major 7th (Ebmaj7) in the verse, or else put rather weird
fingerings of the chords. If you study any video, VCD or DVD (or even better,
...go to a concert!), you'll see that THIS is what Eric actually plays live: -

Chords
Gm Cm7 Ebmaj7 Dm7
3 3 # 5
3 4 8 6
3 3 7 5
5 5 8 7
5 3 6 5
3 # # #


MAIN RIFF:
h = hammer on
> = slide up
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|->5----3--------------------------------------|
|------------5----3--1-h3->5----3----1---------|
|-----------------------------------------3----|


CHORUS:

Gm Cm Gm
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy
Gm Cm Gm
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy


VERSE 1:

Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
All around in my home town
Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
They're trying to track me down
Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
They say they want to bring me in guilty
Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
For the killing of a deputy
Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
For the life of a deputy But I say... (play MAIN RIFF)


CHORUS:

Gm Cm Gm
I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defence
Gm Cm Gm
I shot the sheriff, and they say it is a capital offence


VERSE 2:

Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
Sheriff John Brown always hated me
Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
For what I don't know
Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
Every time that I plant a seed
Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
He said "Kill it before it grows"
Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
He said "Kill it before it grows" I say!

(play MAIN RIFF)


CHORUS:

Gm Cm Gm
I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defence
Gm Cm Gm
I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defence


VERSE 3:

Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
Freedom came my way one day
Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
And I started out of town yeah
Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
All of a sudden I see sheriff John Brown
Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
Aiming to shoot me down
Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
So I shot, I shot him down I say!

(play MAIN RIFF)


CHORUS:

Gm Cm Gm
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy
Gm Cm Gm
I shot the sheriff, but I didn't shoot the deputy


VERSE 4:

Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
Reflexes got the better of me
Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
And what is to be must be
Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
Every day the bucket falls to the well
Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
But one day the bottom will drop out
Ebmaj7 Dm Gm
Yes, one day the bottom will drop out But I say

(play MAIN RIFF)


CHORUS:

Gm Cm Gm
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy, oh no
Gm Cm Gm
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot no deputy, oh no


ENDING: Cm Dm Gm
Cm Dm Gm (repeat and fade)

  • cybercat

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    cybercat op za 24 jan, 2004 2:56 pm

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