Eric Clapton – I Shot The Sheriff Ukulele Chords

Eric Clapton I Shot The Sheriff ukulele chords and strumming pattern are in this post! Start playing this Eric Clapton song from the "461 Ocean Boulevard" album released in 1974 with your ukulele right now!

Key: Dm
Chords: [Dm], [Gm], [Am]
Strumming: DU - DU - DU - DU (or D - D)
Difficulty: Moderate

I Shot The Sheriff Ukulele Chords

[Dm]I shot the Sheriff [Gm]but I didn’t shoot no [Dm]deputy
[Dm]I shot the Sheriff [Gm]but I didn’t shoot no [Dm]deputy
[Gm]All a[Am]round in my [Dm]hometown
[Gm]They’re [Am]trying to track me [Dm]down
[Gm]They [Am]say they want to bring me [Dm]in guilty
For the [Gm]killing of a [Am]depu[Dm]ty
For the [Gm]life of a [Am]depu[Dm]ty But I say (riff)

[Dm]I shot the Sheriff [Gm]but I swear it was in [Dm]self-defence
[Dm]I shot the Sheriff [Gm]and they say it is a [Dm]capital offence
[Gm]Sheriff [Am]John Brown always [Dm]hated me
[Gm]For [Am]what I don’t [Dm]know
[Gm]Every [Am]time I [Dm]plant a seed
He said [Gm]kill it be[Am]fore it [Dm]grows
He said [Gm]kill them be[Am]fore they [Dm]grow And so (riff)

[Dm]I shot the Sheriff [Gm]but I swear it was in [Dm]self-defence
[Dm]I shot the Sheriff [Gm]but I swear it was in [Dm]self-defence
[Gm]Freedom [Am]came my way [Dm]one day
[Gm]And I [Am]started out of [Dm]town
[Gm]All of a [Am]sudden I saw [Dm]Sheriff John Brown
[Gm]Aiming to [Am]shoot me [Dm]down
So I [Gm]shot I [Am]shot I shot him [Dm]down But I say (riff)

[Dm]I shot the Sheriff [Gm]but I did not shoot the [Dm]deputy
[Dm]I shot the Sheriff [Gm]but I did not shoot the [Dm]deputy
[Gm]Reflexes [Am]got the [Dm]better of me
[Gm]And what is to [Am]be must [Dm]be
[Gm]Every [Am]day the bucket goes [Dm]to the well
[Gm]But one [Am]day the bottom [Dm]will drop out
[Gm7]One [Am]day the bottom [Dm]will drop out I say (riff)

[Dm]I shot the Sheriff [Gm]but I did not shoot the [Dm]deputy
[Dm]I shot the Sheriff [Gm]but I did not shoot no [Dm]deputy



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Artist and Song:Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff
Album:461 Ocean Boulevard
Year:1974
Chords:[Dm], [Gm], [Am]
Strumming:DU - DU - DU - DU
Genre:Pop, Reggae, Soft Rock

About Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff Ukulele Chords & Strumming Pattern

"I Shot The Sheriff" is a song by Pop, Reggae, Soft Rock artist Eric Clapton. It was released in 1974 on the album, titled "461 Ocean Boulevard". I Shot The Sheriff is considered under Pop, Reggae, Soft Rock genre.
  • The key of Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff is Dm.
  • DU - DU - DU - DU is the suggested strumming pattern for I Shot The Sheriff. If it's not easy for you, you can try only down (D) strumming for playing "I Shot The Sheriff".
  • The chords that we use for playing I Shot The Sheriff on ukulele are: [Dm], [Gm], [Am].

What Are The Chords For I Shot The Sheriff On Ukulele?

You will play the [Dm], [Gm], [Am] ukulele chords while playing I Shot The Sheriff with your ukulele in the Dm key, original tone of the song.

How Do You Strum I Shot The Sheriff On Ukulele?

I Shot The Sheriff ukulele strumming pattern is DU - DU - DU - DU. You can also try D (down) if the suggested pattern is hard for you.

Who Sings I Shot The Sheriff?

I Shot The Sheriff is performed by Eric Clapton. It was first released on the album "461 Ocean Boulevard" in 1974.
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