Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

Otis Redding

intro G G G G

 GB7
 Sitting in the morning sun
 CB/GA
I'll be sitting when the evening comes
 GB
 Watching the ships roll in
 CB/GA
And I watch 'em roll away again

Refrain
 GE
 Sitting on the dock of the bay
 GE
Watching the tide roll away
 GA
I'm just sitting on the dock of the bay
 GE
Wasting time 

 GB7
left my home in Georgia
 CB/GA7
Headed for the 'Frisco bay
 GB7
'Cause I had nothin to live for
 CB/GA7
And look like nothing's gonna come my way

So I'm just...
Refrain

 GDC7
 Look like nothing's gonna change
 GDC7
 Everything still remains the same
 GDC7G
 I can't do what ten people tell me to do
 CD
 So I guess I'll remain the same

 GB
 Sittin here resting my bones
 CG/BA7
And this loneliness won't leave me alone
 GB
It's two thousand miles I roamed
 CB/GA7
Just to make this dock my home

Now, I'm just...
Refrain

Ad lib G G G E7
---end song

Corrected by Joe Solid. View original
A A7 B B/G B7 C C7 D E G G/B
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coyote1313 (report comment to admin):
I think The E on "live for" might be a B ??
nashvilledan (report comment to admin):
I agree with coyote ; change it to  a B !

And when you're at the C chord, do a quick stop on the B chord on the way to the A chord. Easy if you're playing bar chords. Give it a try, you may like it.
ancor35 (report comment to admin):
Just checked it out guys and it sounds spot on,liking the sound of the bar chord run down from C to A too....Cheers!!!
wastrel (report comment to admin):

corrections to chorus:

G E
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay,
G E
watching the tide roll away.
G A
I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay,
G E
wastin' time.


correction to bridge:
F D
so I guess I'll remain the same, yes.