Sitting On the Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding (Redding & Cropper, 1967)


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| [G] Sittin' in the mornin' | [B7] sun
I'll be | [C] sittin' when the evenin' | [A] come
| [G] Watching the ships roll | [B7] in
And then I | [C] watch 'em roll away | [A] again

I'm | [G] sittin' on the dock of the | [Em] bay
Watching the | [G] tide roll | [Em] away
Ooo, I'm just | [G] sittin' on the dock of the | [A] bay
Wastin' | [G] ti---- | [Em] ime

I | [G] left my home in | [B7] Georgia
| [C] Headed for the 'Frisco | [A] bay
'Cause | [G] I've had nothing to | [B7] live for
And look like | [C] nothin's gonna come my | [A] way

I'm | [G] sittin' on the dock of the | [Em] bay
Watching the | [G] tide roll | [Em] away
Ooo, I'm just | [G] sittin' on the dock of the | [A] bay
Wastin' | [G] ti---- | [Em] ime

| [G] Looks | [D] like | [C] nothing's gonna change
| [G] Every- | [D] -thing | [C] still remains the same
| [G] I | [D] can't do what | [C] ten people tell me to do
| [F] So I guess I'll | [D] remain the same, yes

| [G] Sittin' here resting my | [B7] bones
And this | [C] loneliness won't leave me | [A] alone
It's | [G] two thousand miles I | [B7] roamed
| [C] Just to make this dock my | [A] home

I'm | [G] sittin' on the dock of the | [Em] bay
Watching the | [G] tide roll | [Em] away
Ooo, I'm just | [G] sittin' on the dock of the | [A] bay
Wastin' | [G] ti---- | [Em] ime

Instrumental (Whistle)
| [G] | [G] | [G] | [E7] |
| [G] | [G] | [G] | [E7] | [G↓]


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#Last Updated 9/7/26 JJ
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