Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay

Otis Redding

Key: G (G harp in 1st position)

4  4  4  4    -4   4    5

Sittin' in the morning sun

-4   5  -5 -5       -5    -5     -5    5      -4

I'll be sittin' when the evening comes

    4    4        4     -4       4    5

Watching the ships roll in

  -4     5    -5       -5     -5   -5   6   -4  5 -4

Then I watch them roll away a-ga-in


  (3)    4   4    4    4   4    4    4    4    -4

(I'm) sittin' on the dock of the bay

   5    5        5   -6  6   5   -4  4  -4

Watchin' the ti-ide ro-oll away

  (3)    4   4    4    4   4    4    4    4    -4

I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay

-4    4  -3//    4     (5  -4   4  -3//)

Wa-ai-sting time


I left my home in Georgia

Headed for the Frisco Bay

Cuz I've had nothing to live for

And look like nothing's gonna come my way


So, I'm just gon' sit on the dock of the bay

Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay

Wastin' time


    7       -6      7    -6       -6   6   -4   4    5   

Looks like nothing's gonna cha-a-ange

-6    6   6    -4    4     5   -4    -4    4

Everything still remains the sa-ame

7   -6    -6    6       7     -6     6  -6   6    5  -4   4

I can't do what ten people tell me to do-oo

6*  6*  6*   -6    6    6*   6    6*   6    

(or -3/  -3/  -3/  -3//    -2   -3/   -2   -3/  -3///   -2)

So I guess I'll remain the sa-ame 


Sittin' here resting my bones

And this loneliness won't leave me alone, listen

Two thousand miles I roam

Just to make this dock my home, now


I'm just gon' sit at the dock of a bay

Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh

Sittin' on the dock of the bay

Wastin' time


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