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Song Parodies -> "I Shot the Sheriff (Andy Griffith Version)"

Original Song Title:

"I Shot the Sheriff"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Eric Clapton

Parody Song Title:

"I Shot the Sheriff (Andy Griffith Version)"

Parody Written by:

Chris Bodily

The Lyrics

(Barney Fife is sleeping at his desk late at night. Somebody breaks into the jailhouse. Barney wakes up and quickly shoots the man. The man turns out to be Andy Taylor.)BARNEY: "Dang! I Shot Andy!...."
I shot the sheriff
But I'm Barney Fife, the deputy, Uh-Oh-Oh!
I shot the sheriff
But I'm Barney Fife, the deputy, Uh-Oh-Oh!

Yeah! All around in my home town,
Andy always made me wear brown;
Andy never did anything to me
I'll no longer be the deputy
I know they'll be arresting me
But I say....

Oh, now, now. Oh!
I shot the sheriff
But the gun was stuck inside my pants
Oh, no! Yeah!
I say: I shot the sheriff - Oh, Lord! -
And I wish it weren't a capital offense
Yeah! Ooh, ooh, oo-oh Yeah!

Sheriff Andy always trusted me
I know I'm a fool
He came when I was asleep
He looked like someone I didn't know
He looked like someone I didn't know
And so.....

Read it in the news:
I shot the sheriff
But the gun was stuck inside my pants
Oh, no! Yeah!
I say: I shot the sheriff - Oh, Lord! -
And I wish it weren't a capital offense
Yeah! Ooh, ooh, oo-oh Yeah!

I was sleepin' 'way one day
Andy started to come my way
I shot him, suddenly saw Sheriff Andy
And I shot him to the ground
And I shot - I shot - I shot him down and I say:
I wish andy were 'live today

I shot the sheriff
But I'm Barney Fife, the Deputy, oh no!
I shot the sheriff
But I'm Barney Fife, the deputy. Oh!

Reflexes had got the better of me
I'm crazy when I'm asleep
Every day Old Opie would raise some hell
One day I just got my old gun out
One day I just got my old gun out
I say

I - I - I - I shot the sheriff
Lord, I'm Barney Fife, the deputy. Yeah!
I - I shot the sheriff
But I'm Barney Fife, the deputy, yeah! No, yeah!

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Tim Hall - November 14, 2003 - Report this comment
Perfect! Juxtapositioning Barney Fife and a Bob Marley song makes for a great parody.
Led - September 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Bob Marley wrote the original song not Eric Clapton.

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