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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.