I Shot The Sheriff
Eric Clapton Lyrics


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

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

I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense
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 that I plant a seed
He said, "Kill it before it grows"
He said, "Kill it before it grows", I say

I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense
I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense

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

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

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

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

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Written by: Bob Marley

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V Pap

Saw Clapton two weeks ago. He is now 74 years old, so i went to the concert without having big expectations.
Ended up being the best musical experience of my life

Pablo Pérez

@Christer Tönnberg what group did you say he played in...?

HARVEY MILLEN

Bravo. You got soul

Johnny Buene

8kool

Dave Mills

@Pianospielender Politisch-Philosophischer Poet lol German always seems like such a harsh language, lol it just sounds like the person speaking is angry all the time, just like the arabic language! Lol 🍻🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

Dave Mills

Yup, it's almost like these guys have gotten better with age! Last time I saw David Gilmour play, the man hasn't lost anything! He still so good!!! Amazing , today's artists if you can call them that, just don't have the same thing, is it soul? I don't know, but today's music just sucks in comparison.lol🍻🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

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Drew Atwell

My mind is blown! I've always loved this song. Great live version. The notes, the vibe, overall emotion. This man gets it!

Kelly Flowers

Magnificent song by Eric Clapton Band and the two back - up singer's sounds are beautiful!!

Alfie Onions

I remember seeing this on TV and I was so mesmerised and kept replaying it over and over, I had to get my amp on and play along. The most inspiring performance I've ever seen! The GOAT!!!

Mirsha Mata

I need this version on Spotify.

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