I shot the sheriff

Burnin' (Bob Marley and The Wailers)

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, ooh Yeah

All around in my hometown

they´re tryin´ to track me down, yeah

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, but I swear it was in self defense

Ooh, ooh, ooh

I said, I shot the sheriff, Oh Lord

and they say it is a capital offense

Ooh, ooh, ooh

Hear this

Sheriff John Brown always hated me

for what I don´t know

Ev´ry time I plant a seed

He said, "Kill it before it grows"

He said, "Kill them before they grow"

And so, oh, now, now,

read it in the news

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

Ooh, ooh, ooh

Where was the deputy?

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

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

Ooh, no, oh

I shot the sheriff, but I didn´t shoot no deputy

Ooh, ooh, ooh

Reflexes had the better of me

and what is to be must be

Ev´ry 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, but I didn´t shoot the deputy, no