I Shot The Sheriff Lyrics

I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley

I shot the sheriff
But I didn’t shoot no deputy, oh no! Oh!
I shot the sheriff
But I didn’t shoot no deputy, ooh, ooh, oo-ooh.

All around in my home town,
They’re trying to track me down
They say they want to bring me in guilty
For the killing of a deputy
For the life of a deputy
But I say

Oh, now, now. Oh!
(I shot the sheriff.) – the sheriff
But I swear it was in self defence
Oh, no! (Ooh, ooh, oo-oh) Yeah!
I say: I shot the sheriff – Oh, Lord! –
And they say it is a capital offense
Yeah! (Ooh, ooh, oo-oh) Yeah!

Sheriff John Brown always hated me
For what, I don’t know
Every time I plant a seed
He said kill it before it grow
He said kill them before they grow
And so, read it in the news

(I shot the sheriff.) Oh, Lord!
But I swear it was in self defence
Where was the deputy? (Oo-oo-oh)
I say: I shot the sheriff
But I swear it was in self defence. (Oo-oh) Yeah!

Freedom came my way one day
And I started out of town, yeah
All of a sudden I saw sheriff John Brown
Aiming to shoot me down
So I shot – I shot – I shot him down and I say
If I am guilty I will pay

(I shot the sheriff)
But I say (But I didn’t shoot no deputy)
I didn’t shoot no deputy (oh, no-oh), oh no!
(I shot the sheriff) I did!
But I didn’t shoot no deputy. Oh! (Oo-oo-ooh)

Reflexes had got the better of me
And what is to be must be
Every day the bucket a-go a well
One day the bottom a-go drop out
One day the bottom a-go drop out
I say

I – I – I – I shot the sheriff.
Lord, I didn’t shot the deputy
I – I (shot the sheriff)
But I didn’t shoot no deputy, yeah!
No, yeah


Related pages

I Shot The Sheriff chords
Bob Marley biography
Eric Clapton biography
I Shot The Sheriff Bob Marley iTunes
I Shot The Sheriff Eric Clapton iTunes

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