I Shot The Sheriff

Lyrics

by the Bob Marley

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 hometown they’re trying to track me down.
They say they want to bring me in guilty
for killing of the deputy, for the life of a deputy.
I shot the sheriff, but it was in self- defence.
I shot the sheriff and they say it is a capital offence.
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.

I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self- defence.
I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self- defence.
Freedom came my way one day, and I started out of town
all sudden I saw sheriff John Brown aiming to shoot me down,
so I shot, I shot him down.

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.
Ev’ry day the bucket goes to a well, but one day the bottom
will drop out.
Yes, one day the bottom will drop out.

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

About The Song

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“Another one of these Gavin & Chris at a private show songs. So I guess we’ll never hear it live.”- Laura

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