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GUEST,Phil d'Conch Lyr Add: I Shot the Sheriff (Bob Marley) (6) RE: Lyr Add: I Shot the Sheriff (Bob Marley) 04 Jul 21

Whelp, this ain't folk music, it's the music business.

The verse I posted was transcribed from the Wailers Burnin' LP, Tuff Gong, TG 002, 1974, track A3. Only version you'll find it on, afaik. Live shows they go with the Anglo lines but, typically, there's a lot more “I” for “me” Dreadspeak, eg: Sheriff John Brown always hate I... &c that's not on the LP.

The studio original is a Chris Blackwell & Harry J. (Johnson) production. Not sure where reggae in general, and the Wailers in particular, would have gone without Blackwell &co. but… not better off methinks.

The Clapton version has Tom Dowd and Mac Emerman (Criteria, Miami) in those jobs which is Layla revisted. IMNSHO one could do a lot worse… inevitably almost.

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