I Shot the Sheriff

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Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945) is an English guitarist and singer-songwriter. Clapton 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 impo… more »

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
But 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 the deputy, oh no

Written by: BOB MARLEY

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I Shot the Sheriff