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.)
Yeah! All around in my home town,
They're tryin' 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 selfdefence.)
Oh, no! (Ooh, ooh, oo-oh) Yeah!
I say: I shot the sheriff - Oh, Lord! -
(And they say it is a capital offence.)
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.
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 selfdefence. (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 - I - I - I shot the sheriff.
Lord, I didn't shot the deputy. Yeah!
I - I (shot the sheriff) -
But I didn't shoot no deputy, yeah! No, yeah!
Writer(s): Bob Marley
Copyright: Odnil Music Ltd., Fifty Six Hope Road Music Ltd.
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|1||End Of War|
|2||Lost And Found|
|3||Dance Until The Morning Light|
|4||This Is How It Is|
|6||Here We Go Again|
|7||I Shot The Sheriff|
|11||I'll Be Back|
|12||Instant Radical Change Of Perception|
|13||It's All In The Game|
|14||I'll Be There|
|15||Middle Of The Night|
|16||Securing The Peace|
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|1.||End Of War|
|2.||Lost And Found|
|3.||Dance Until The Morning Light|
|4.||This Is How It Is|
|6.||Here We Go Again|
|7.||I Shot The Sheriff|
|11.||I'll Be Back|
|12.||Instant Radical Change Of Perception|
|13.||It's All In The Game|
|14.||I'll Be There|
|15.||Middle Of The Night|
|16.||Securing The Peace|
|1||I Didn’t Know|
|2||How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live|
|3||On the Other Hand|
|4||I Did What I Did|
|5||Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain|
|6||He'll Have to Go|
|4||Gerry And The Pacemakers|
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