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Bob Marley — I Shot The Sheriff
Album: Live!
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Released: 1975
Length: 5:08
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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
Ooo, ooo, 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
(Repeat)
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Originally Posted by jlind: This is really bad, why not play the orginal and stop playing regaee all together.
You do realize this is the original and not a cover don't you. :??: I won't say I like his background singers, be he obviously did.
Originally Posted by FeatFanMike: I'm not sure why, but I don't like this version so far...
Well the production is pretty crummy for one thing. Some of the bottom end would be pretty great but everyting is too muddy. And who is the chorus, the women in the audience? Or are they in the parking lot? :??:
This is really bad, why not play the orginal and stop playing regaee all together.
I\'m not sure why, but I don\'t like this version so far...