I Shot The Sheriff

I Shot The Sheriff

Bob Marley

LETRA

I Shot The Sheriff Letra

I shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot no deputy
Oh, no, no
I shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot no deputy
Ooh

All around in my hometown
They're tryin' to track me down
They say they want to bring me in guilty
For the life of a deputy
For the life of a deputy
But I say

I shot the sheriff
(But I swear it was in self-defense) I swear it was in self-defense, yeah
It was I shot the sheriff
And they say it is a capital offense

Sheriff John Brown always hated me
For what, I don't know
Every time I plant a seed
He said kill them before it grow
He said kill them before they grow
And so

And so

I shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot the deputy
It was I shot the sheriff
(But I didn't shoot the deputy) I didn't shoot the deputy, no, no

Freedom came my way one day
And I started out of town, yeah
Then all of a sudden I saw sheriff John Brown
He was aiming to shoot I down
So I shot, yes, I shot, shot him down
And I say

I-I-I-I shot the sheriff
Lord, I didn't shoot the deputy
(No, no, no)
It was I who shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot the deputy

Reflexes had the better of me
And what is to be must be
Every day the bucket goes to the well
I say, one day the bottom a-go drop out
One day the bottom will drop out
And so
And so
Really sing

I shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot the deputy
(No, no, no)
I shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot the deputy

Datos de esta canción

I SHOT THE SHERIFF es una canción de Bob Marley, este tema está incluido dentro del disco Take a Look Over Your Shoulder (Reality).

Sobre I Shot The Sheriff

  • Esta canción hiperfamosa tomó un sentido distinto en el documental titulado, Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend con el testimonio de Esther Anderson, novia de Bob alrededor de 1972, y quien asegura que dicha canción se trata de una protesta contra las pastillas anticonceptivas. Anderson explica que Bob consideraba un "sacrilegio" el uso de las pastillas porque "mataba sus semillas" fruto del amor que ambos se tenían. Las líneas "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", parecen tener otra lectura según el testimonio de una de las muchas parejas que tuvo el famoso cantante rastafari.

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