I Shot The Sheriff (4:25)

Cover of The Cream of Clapton

From The Cream of Clapton and 145 other releases

I Shot the Sheriff is a song written by Bob Marley. The song was first released on The Wailers’ album Burnin’.

Eric Clapton recorded a cover version that was included on his album, 461 Ocean Boulevard. It is the most successful version of the song, peaking at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Clapton’s only chart-topping hit in the U.S.

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I shot the Sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy
I shot the Sheriff, but I didn't shoot the deputy
All around in my hometown, they're trying to track me down

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  • ViniciusStilt

    The best version of this song it's the version of Clapton. Better than the original and any other version.

    8 Jan 7:52pm Reply
  • ericshep

    He bends those notes nicely, doesn't he? He simply "talks and walks" with his fingers, and I like what I hear. Clean and clear as the open sky, never muddy or buried under vocals, just guitar resounding within my mind and soul.

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Assedor

    He bends those notes nicely, doesn't he? He simply "talks and walks" with his fingers, and I like what I hear. Clean and clear as the open sky, never muddy or buried under vocals, just guitar resounding within my mind and soul.

    4 Nov 2014 Reply
  • supermediadave

    Takes me way back

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    Oh 4uuuis I need my keyboard back my best one

    27 Aug 2014 Reply
  • sharkk29

    the Crossroads Festival 2004 version!

    22 Aug 2014 Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    I wish 4uuuis hadn't sold my old keyboard with the lovely mizigi on it

    23 Jun 2014 Reply
  • vinman76

    Great tune preformed by a great guitarist. Slooooooowhaaaaand.

    6 Jun 2014 Reply
  • delboy5

    Slowhand is god... I swear

    23 Mar 2014 Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    Classic!

    10 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Assedor

    He bends those notes nicely, doesn't he? He simply "talks and walks" with his fingers, and I like what I hear. Clean and clear as the open sky, never muddy or buried under vocals, just guitar resounding within my mind and soul.

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
  • PghDwayne

    Excellent song

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • erwinarantiang

    mmmm

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • beckers52

    i swear

    11 Nov 2013 Reply
  • catwithasax

    My friends car share, the driver listens to Marley over and over & over again. and they want to shoot her.

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    This doesn't sound like Eric Clapton...It's sounds more like JJ Cale..

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
  • marjo47

    one of the best guitarists in the world.

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Suberu

    :-)

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • dembiwalker

    see you tomorrow, mr. slowhand!

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Schwarzohr

    FUCKING AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 May 2013 Reply
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