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I Shot The Sheriff

by Bob Marley







I Shot The Sheriff lyrics with English Translations




[Chorus] 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

[Verse 1] Yeah! 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

[Chorus] Oh, now, now. Oh! (I shot the sheriff.) - the sheriff (But I swear it was in self-defense.) Oh, no! (Ooh, ooh, oo-oh) Yeah I say: I shot the sheriff - Oh, Lord! (And they say it is a capital offense.) Yeah! (Ooh, ooh, oo-oh) Yeah!

[Verse 2] 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

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

[Verse 3] 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

[Chorus] (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! (Oo-oo-ooh) 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. Yeah! I - I (shot the sheriff) - But I didn't shoot no deputy, yeah! No, yeah!















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