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    "I Shot the Sheriff" Lyrics

    The Wailers

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    (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.

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