I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley and the Wailers – Isolated Bass & Drums – Bass level elevated – Published to help you hear and learn the bass and drums parts to the song – Quintessential reggae bass – Lyrics below
Album Title – Burnin’
Release Date – 19 October 1973
- Get Up, Stand Up
- Hallelujah Time
- I Shot the Sheriff
- Burnin’ and Lootin’
- Put It On
- Small Axe
- Pass It On
- Duppy Conqueror
- One Foundation
- Rasta Man Chant
Bob Marley and the Wailers Band Members:
Bob Marley – guitar, vocals
Peter Tosh – guitar, vocals, keyboards
Bunny Wailer – percussion, vocals
Aston Barrett – bass
Carlton Barrett – drums
Earl Lindo – keyboards
“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.
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 – 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!
I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley and the Wailers – Isolated Bass & Drums