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I Shot The Sheriff
 

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I Shot The Sheriff

(Music & Lyrics by Bob Marley & Sinisa, Female Vocal Camilla Ehrling)

All around in my hometown
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
And 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
Yeah, oh oh yeah.

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.

I shot the sheriff
But I swear it was in self-defense
Where was the deputy
I say I shot the sheriff
But I swear it was in self-defense
Oh, yeah yeah.

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
I didn't shot no deputy, oh no, no, no
I shot the sheriff, I did
But I didn't shoot no deputy
No, no, no, noooo.

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 shot the sheriff
Lord I didn't shoot the deputy
I shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot no deputy
No, yeah ...

©1998. Sinisa Novakovic