Bob Marley - I Shot The Sheriff Lyrics




(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, oo-ooh.)
Yeah! All around in my home town,
They're tryin' 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:

Oh, now, now. Oh!
(I shot the sheriff.) - the sheriff.
(But I swear it was in selfdefence.)
Oh, no! (Ooh, ooh, oo-oh) Yeah!
I say: I shot the sheriff - Oh, Lord! -
(And they say it is a capital offence.)
Yeah! (Ooh, ooh, oo-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:

Read it in the news:
(I shot the sheriff.) Oh, Lord!
(But I swear it was in self-defence.)
Where was the deputy? (Oo-oo-oh)
I say: I shot the sheriff,
But I swear it was in selfdefence. (Oo-oh) 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 (But I didn't shoot no deputy),
I didn't shoot no deputy (oh, no-oh), oh no!
(I shot the sheriff.) I did!
But I didn't shoot no deputy. Oh! (Oo-oo-ooh)

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 - I - I - I shot the sheriff.
Lord, I didn't shot the deputy. Yeah!
I - I (shot the sheriff) -
But I didn't shoot no deputy, yeah! No, yeah!





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Bob Marley I Shot The Sheriff Comments
  1. Papi Tyler

    Currently smoking a joint to this

  2. aochoa

    must have been really tired when i searched is shot the deputy

  3. Addie G.

    (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 home town
    They're tryin' 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
    Oh, now, now, oh
    (I shot the sheriff) the sheriff
    (But I swear it was in self defense) oh, no (oh, oh, ooh)
    Yeah, I say, I shot the sheriff oh, Lord! (and they say it is a capital offense)
    Yeah! (oh, oh, ooh) 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
    Read it in the news! (I shot the sheriff) oh, Lord
    (But I swear it was in self-defense)
    Where was the deputy? (oh, oh, ooh)
    I say, I shot the sheriff
    But I swear it was in self defense, yeah (ooh)
    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 didn't shoot no deputy (oh, no-oh) oh no
    (I shot the sheriff) I did
    But I didn't shoot no deputy, oh (oh, oh, ooh)
    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, I, I, I, shot the sheriff
    Lord, I didn't shot the deputy, no
    I, I (shot the sheriff)
    But I didn't shoot no deputy, yeah
    So, yeah

  4. Alisson Nunes

    Mim identifico com essa música bob o melhor pra acalmar o espírito....

  5. Aztec King

    I shot no sheriff i not so careless they dropped yoh fiercest barely took um ot sincerest 1 was down to haunt theyz daresez as walk my talk true plaresez till feel thorizene spill into this shot in armsez hairsez 2 to wake up vomitin str8 blood fockin fake fucks juxz cause i progenitor of my whole mexyer race love 3 like aint nothin wrong they hate us aunty to uncle toms against theyzus theyz raceust wonny true struggle cons 4 posse crew scuffle bombs striken like lightnin bombly do hustle wons typen the right thin 5 highest of crimen no lightest small timen yr thinkin small if aint eatin all finest of wine din 6 liken my wife fem i mean liken my bride wim i mean dont even got leavin shock when got my license perfect driven 7 still pryin for diamond dad sez a legal driven ass license is like a high school diploma chingona player for lifen brown priden 8

  6. qwertyu rtyu

    Вот как нужно петь рэгги.

  7. Paradoxplayz 15 15

    he's saying he didn't shoot the pawn I shot the king which makes him more guilty of what he did

  8. jerffeson aragão

    I am legend

  9. Dynamo 02

    used to love it so much, me and my bro in our garage, that part at the end from about 4:00, just Fams and Carly riffing, locked together tight. we'd play that over and over, like it was made for us.


    Jah Live!!

  10. Jamali Powell

    Trench town rock.
    If i guilty i will pay i shot the sheriff

  11. E Man

    This was my childhood. 2011 evenings I would spend listening to this

  12. the one

    This song is groovy

  13. RepairedPillow

    Who is listening in 2020?

  14. Manuel Marquez

    U think hitlers people shot the sheriff and that’s why hitler didn’t want to continue leading

  15. terry k carr

    over 48 mil listens. Marley worthy.

  16. BRUHMOMENT YKIT123

    Rip, to a legend

  17. Jesse

    jamaika

  18. Bryan Leigh

    These adverts for stupid shit for baby adults with too much spare cash...

  19. returnformer

    What if "shooting the sheriff" were just a euphemism for masturbation...? 🤔🤔🤔

  20. Purple Gaming Cake

    i am here because of school, Help

  21. D VF

    I edited my comment so no one can see how I got this many likes. XD

  22. Gingerbread Man

    BANG!!! NOW I SHOT THE DEPUTY TOO,ARE YA'LL HAPPY NOW???....... XD

  23. Vincent Deschile

    Tom clancy's ghost recon brought me here

  24. i am a loaf made from bread

    I'm pretty sure Eric Clapton Came Out With This Song First, But I'm Not Placing Any Doubts.

  25. 4mbJumpboy

    You timeless big bro I grew up on you my kids will to

  26. Morgan Kasper

    anyone here from steven universe end of the universe?

  27. Artful Dodger

    Wait so who did he shoot? The deputy?

    Morgan Kasper

    i think they shot garnet who stole their kush

  28. Ben Farmer

    Shi man I'm trippen but this music is insane

  29. Emilio Vicente Martinez Martinez

    canción qla wena

  30. Augusto

    genial, um músico lendário que estará pra sempre em nossos quentes corações. é num sábado chuvoos que eu escrevo esse comentário, mas muito feliz por poder estar digitando tranquilo nesse teclado. a essa altura parece que as teclas vem automticamente, como se eu n]ao precisasse fazer nenhum esforço pra digitar

  31. Shari byrd

    Unit 45d754s5643b65 checking 😳

  32. Walter

    why all the comments talking about a guy named mac? this is just a dope ass song

  33. Lisa Aguirre

    Truth in song!

  34. Axis Gaming

    Song sucks

    Walter

    Axis Gaming 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

    Axis Gaming

    @Walter what? It kinda does... the other version is better in my opinion.. not saying he isn't ahead of his time just thought this song sucked ass..

    Walter

    Axis Gaming this song is pretty dope in my opinion so let’s just agree to disagree

    Axis Gaming

    @Walter aight I respect your opinion

  35. Dj Aimsback

    Light up the dark

  36. Hannah g

    I’m here from will singing this on fresh prince 😂😂😂😂

    Morgan Kasper

    i'm here from garnet smoking amethysts kush (scene found in the original steven universe end of the universe)

  37. teddy afro fans

    Bob the greatest 💚💛❤️👑👈
    Frome Ethiopia

  38. Juli B

    I had this on my record and didn't realize it ewfhbewjfejwbj

  39. Mino Karadjov

    Bruhhhh, Like if you are high as a kite, right now.....

  40. Gukuthegreat

    Good Song!!!!!!!

  41. Dash K.

    here from macdoesit

  42. Go Away

    Anyone wanna join my crusade? I’m going to track down all the people that post, “who’s here from” or “*insert current date* anyone?” Comments. We’ll wrangle them all up and leave them on an island.

  43. The Elf Who Tells Stories

    5.4K people also shot the deputy.

  44. Erik Henrique

    Essa música n é dele

  45. Shaun Poole

    Terrible remix

  46. Montgomery Causey

    Bit of a mystery if you ask me

  47. xd Blanket

    0:46
    Best part imo

  48. Baphot

    *scp 450*

  49. Shabbazz Valley

    This song actually gangster asf lol

  50. Vibrantdragon312

    Guys check the eric clapton version too

  51. Bass4life

    Anybody else wondering who this Mac guy is?

  52. 12DAMDO

    officer: you're under arrest for shooting a deputy
    bob marley: no no i shot the sherrif

  53. Yasmin Paulucci

    ESTA PAR FUMAR TUCAS

  54. Yasmin Paulucci

    PERO QUE TEMA MONOOOO!!!!

  55. malina lungu

    Problemn Officer

  56. Rainbows Dicks

    i'm here for Mac.

  57. cannon prue

    The chorus in this of the version is more annoying

  58. Victor Emanoel

    Br br???🔥

  59. RëMy' wisť

    love you bob king reggea

  60. wenb 0621

    Brasil !!!!!!

  61. twitch.tv/morni_tv

    bob love you man :*****

  62. Forgotten Soul

    All of the dislikes are just Jamaicans who got confused and clicked the dislike button and thought it means *dis i like*

  63. Sicone

    Here because of a School project

  64. johnny corleone

    5.3k sheriffs dislike this song

  65. annyharo

    chile,octubre 2019 muerte a la policia!!

  66. Edward Saucedo

    Ahh cheers.

  67. The Executioner

    #BobMarleyWillNeverBeForgotten

  68. Adam Nevins

    This song has been stuck in my head for no reason, so now I play it at work as I have the office to myself. :)

    DUM DUM DUM DUM DUM DUM DUM DUM DUM!

  69. DeMarcus Douglas

    He.needs a cough drop or medicine

  70. isaiah mccabe

    Bob Marley wasn’t no joke

  71. Pol Mak

    Amazing

  72. Schnee Weisschen

    und jetzt ne Tüte 😂Smoking weed N listening Bob is so pretty good 👍😄

  73. Jean Pierre Desir

    2019,Bob Marley Fans Forever

  74. Maninblack834

    Just got his title messed up

  75. Wes Fuz

    Bear hands just to my own personal pleasure

  76. Younus Bendame

    0:46 that piano...

  77. Stick Nycon

    Who else is here because they shot the sheriff?

  78. gabriel romero

    6ixn9ne: judge I know who shot the sheriff

  79. Sacco Belmonte

    Never gets old.

  80. Michaelangelo Encarnacion

    🇯🇲

  81. Brandon Mclaughlin

    I just got my medical card

  82. There 4 You

    Good song But I like Eric Clapton's Version better.

  83. Hiroshi Streamer

    I SHOT THE SHERIFF
    BUT I DIDN’T SHOOT NO DEPUTY

  84. BogotaEnglish

    one of the best bass lines in history

  85. Andrew J Smith

    The sheriff I shot Bob Marley

  86. Salum Haji

    If you bealive that, one day the bottom will drop out..... like it this comment👍

  87. Marlon Lingemann

    Bob Marley was a Criminal.
    He made rigths as he liked. 🤔

  88. Dario Tomevski

    Who is still listening in 2019?

  89. Nazri Buang

    Text Book: Once you go black, you never go back

  90. Alester Wick the Last Consumer

    dwarven riflemen (warcraft 3) always love to listen to jamaican music and watching wizard of oz!

  91. R K

    i didn't shoot the deputy either, but i don't go on about it.

  92. Hypernova Needs A Chill Pill

    I'm reporting this for hateful abusive content I feel personally attacked by this

  93. Ali Shaan

    Fresh Prince?

  94. Katembe MC

    The bass is extraordinary👑

  95. MAGICDANCEPOPOVA

    Voice not good sory. The text ineresting