I Shot The Sheriff - A Twist of Marley 2001 (produced by Lee Ritenour)

written by : Bob Marley


I shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot no deputy
I shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot no deputy no no no

All around my home town
Said they're tryin' to track me down
They say they wanna bring me in guilty
For the killing of a deputy
Said for the life of a deputy
But I say oh Lord

I shot the sheriff
But I swear it was in selfdefence oh Lord
I shot the sheriff oh Lord
They're saying it is a capital offence

Sheriff John Brown always hated me
And for what I dont know nah
Every time I plant a seed yeah
He said kill it before it grows
He said kill them before they grow oh Lord

I shot the sheriff
But I swear it was in selfdefence
It was I who shot the sheriff
But I swear it was in selfdefence
You wouldn't understand understand understand

I shot the sheriff
But I swear it was in selfdefence oh Lord
It was I who shot the sheriff
But I swear it was in selfdefence yeah

Freedom came my way one day
And I started out of town yes I did
And all of a sudden I saw sheriff John Brown
Aiming to shoot me down
So I shot I shot I shot him down yes I did Lord
And if I am guilty I will pay

I shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot no deputy
I shot the sheriff
But I swear it was a self defence thing ooh Lord
I shot the sheriff
But I did not shoot no I swear I didn't Lord
I shot the sheriff
You don't understand you don't understand a word I'm saying hey oh Lord
I shot the sheriff
I've the liberty to tell me that is a capital offence oh Lord
I shot the sheriff
But I did not shoot no deputy no no no no
I shot the sheriff
I shot the sheriff
I shot the sheriff