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Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay

Otis Redding


Strum: D   X U   U X U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


Intro x2


G                           B

Sittin' in the mornin' sun

          C                                A
I'll be sittin' when the evenin' come

G                          B
Watching the ships roll in

                 C                              A
And then I watch 'em roll away again, yeah


      G                                  E
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay

                  G                E
Watching the tide roll away

G                                      A
Sittin' on the dock of the bay

            G   E
Wastin' time


   G                         B
I left my home in Georgia

C                              A
Headed for the 'Frisco bay

           G                             B
'Cause I've had nothing to live for

                      C                                A
And look like nothin's gonna come my way

So I'm just gonna sit...




G  D             C
   Looks like nothing's gonna change

G  D              C
   Everything still remains the same

G  D                 C
   I can't do what ten people tell me to do

F                 D
So I guess I'll remain the same, yes

G                              B
Sittin' here resting my bones

              C                                   A
And this loneliness won't leave me alone

      G                              B
It's two thousand miles I roamed

           C                         A
Just to make this dock my home

Now, I'm just gonna...



G (x3)  E

G (x3)  E



Example 3b


Example 4

Example 4 continued

Example 4 continued

Bridge continued

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.