I Shot The Sheriff
Bob Marley & The Wailers Lyrics


I shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot no deputy
Oh, no, no
I shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot no deputy
Ooh

All around in my hometown
They're tryin' to track me down
They say they want to bring me in guilty
For the life of a deputy
For the life of a deputy
But I say

I shot the sheriff
(But I swear it was in self-defense) I swear it was in self-defense, yeah
It was I shot the sheriff
And they say it is a capital offense

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

And so

I shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot the deputy
It was I shot the sheriff
(But I didn't shoot the deputy) I didn't shoot the deputy, no, no

Freedom came my way one day
And I started out of town, yeah
Then all of a sudden I saw sheriff John Brown
He was aiming to shoot I down
So I shot, yes, I shot, shot him down
And I say

I-I-I-I shot the sheriff
Lord, I didn't shoot the deputy
(No, no, no)
It was I who shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot the deputy

Reflexes had the better of me
And what is to be must be
Every day the bucket goes to the well
I say, one day the bottom a-go drop out
One day the bottom will drop out
And so
And so
Really sing

I shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot the deputy
(No, no, no)
I shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot the deputy

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Bob Marley

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Comments from YouTube:

Richard Mcniff

This man should never be forgotten.

Holy Herb

Period.

Italian Pitbull

👑of👑s💯🙏🔥

Hellevator ?!

True

John Doe

His lyrics still going strong,never forget, One love,respect 4 those Who can,'t listen in freedom

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Roman Getman

This live version is so much better than any other I've heard. Like it a lot.

Sofiane Benyoucef

I think the santa barbara live is the best one .

Red Nose Pitbull

@bignig34 yeah fam this one is better

Lou Miele

Agreed! Best one in my opinion

Zensee

One of the charms with all of his like 50 hits. Is that you can find atleast 5-6 versions of each and every one of them. Different studios, records, albums and conserts. In that way He even multipied his legacy, just by doing so! There is a favourite version for everyone. I have 14 CD albums of his/and the Wailers masterpieces. And still after 25 years listening, I still keep finding new versions of his musical love. That is a statement! Period ❤️💛💚

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