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by 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 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:

I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense.

I shot the sheriff, and they say it is a capital offense.

Sheriff John Brown always hated me;

For what I don`t know.

Every time that I plant a seed

He said, "Kill it before it grows."

He said, "Kill it before it grows."

I say:

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

Aiming to shoot me down.

So I shot, I shot him down.

I say:

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.

Every day the bucket goes to the well,

one day the bottom will drop out,

Yes, one day the bottom will drop out.

But I say:

I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy, oh no.

I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot no deputy, oh no.

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Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 1945), is an English musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time". He was also named number five in Time magazine's list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009

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Music Format
12" single
Year(s) Recorded
April 1973, Harry J. Studios, Kingston, Jamaica
Genre
Reggae
Song Duration
4:23
Labels
Tuff Gong
Island
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