We use cookies to customize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze traffic to our site. We also share information about your use of our site with our trusted social media, advertising and analytics partners. Read more.
  •    
  •    
  •    

    The Wailers / Lyrics

    Playlist 0 Rate 0 Like & Share Print Email Play

    "I Shot the Sheriff" Lyrics

    The Wailers

    new!
    Album:
    Genre:
    Duration:00:03:55
    Rank: (−)
    Rate:
    −/5 from 0 users
    Charts: view all »
    Referring urls:view all »

    Video

    Lyrics

    (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 self defense.)
    Oh, no! (Oh, oh, oh) Yeah!
    I say: I shot the sheriff oh, Lord!
    (And they say it is a capital offense.)
    Yeah! (oh, oh, 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.
    And so

    Read it in the news:
    (I shot the sheriff.) Oh, Lord!
    (But I swear it was in self-defense.)
    Where was the deputy? (oh)
    I say, I shot the sheriff,
    But I swear it was in self defense. (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! (oh)

    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 say

    I, I, I, I, shot the sheriff.
    Lord, I didn't shot the deputy. No!
    I, I (shot the sheriff)
    But I didn't shoot no deputy, yeah! So, yeah!
    This song was submitted on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.,.
    Written by Bob Marley.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

    Songs you may also like

    • same artist
    • popular on LSI
    • new on LSI

    Contributors

    leaderboard activity

    Comments

    Facebook (0) LetsSingIt (0)