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    Eric Clapton / Lyrics

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    "I Shot The Sheriff" Lyrics

    Eric Clapton

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    Genre:Blues, Rock
    Duration:00:04:29
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    This track is the first single from Eric's second album. It was originally performed by Bob Marley & the Wailers. Eric's version peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

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    I shot the sheriff,
    But I did not shoot the deputy.
    I shot the sheriff,
    But I didn't shoot the deputy.

    All around my home town
    They're trying to track me down.
    They say they want to bring me in guilty
    For the killing of the deputy;
    For the life of a deputy.

    I said..
    I shot the sheriff,
    But I swear it was in self defence.
    I shot the sheriff
    And they say it was a capitol offence.

    Sheriff John Brown always hated me.
    For what? I don't know,
    But every time that I plant a seed,
    He said, "Kill it before it grows."
    He said, "Kill it before it grows."

    I said..
    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
    Aimin' to shoot me down.
    So I shot, I shot him down.

    I said..
    I shot the sheriff,
    But I did not shoot the deputy.
    I shot the sheriff,
    But I didn't shoot the deputy.

    Reflexes got the better of me
    And what is to be must be.
    Every day the bucket falls to the world.
    One day the bottom will drop out.
    Yes, one day the bottom will drop out.

    I said..
    I shot the sheriff,
    But I didn't shoot the deputy.
    Oh, no, oh, no.
    I shot the sheriff,
    But I did not shoot no deputy.
    Oh, no.
    This song was last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.,.
    Written by Bob Marley.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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