Listen to I Shot the Sheriff song with lyrics from The Jamaican Reggae Stars

I Shot the Sheriff

The Jamaican Reggae Stars16 Nov 2012

I Shot the Sheriff Lyrics

I Shot the Sheriff - The Jamaican Reggae Stars

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-defence

 

I shot the sheriff and they say it is a capital offence

 

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'

 

But I say

 

I shot the sheriff but I swear it was in self-defence

 

I shot the sheriff but I swear it was in self-defence

 

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

 

But 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 well

 

But one day the bottom wuill drop out

 

Yes one day the bottom will drop out

 

But I say

 

I shot the sheriff but I did not shoot the deputy

 

I shot the sheriff but I did not shoot the deputy

 

***Lyrics are from third-parties***