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Sitting on the Dock of the Bay  Otis Redding

intro G G G G

[G]Sitting in the morning [B7]sun
I'll be [C]sitting when the[B/G] evening [A]comes
[G]Watching the ships [B]roll in
And I [C]watch 'em roll[B/G] away a[A]gain

[G]Sitting on the dock of the [E]bay
Watching the [G]tide roll a[E]way
I'm just [G]sitting on the dock of the [A]bay
Wasting [G]time [E]

I [G]left my home in [B7]Georgia
Headed [C]for the [B/G]'Frisco [A7]bay
'Cause I [G]had nothin to [B7]live for
And look like [C]nothing's gonna[B/G] come my [A7]way

So I'm just...

[G]Look [D]like [C7]nothing's gonna change
[G]Every[D]thing [C7]still remains the same
[G]I can't [D]do what [C7]ten people tell [G]me to do
[C]So I guess I'll re[D]main the same

[G]Sittin here resting my [B]bones
And this [C]loneliness won't[G/B] leave me [A7]alone
It's [G]two thousand miles I [B]roamed
Just to [C]make this[B/G] dock my [A7]home
Now, I'm just...

Ad lib G G G E7
---end song

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A A7 B B/G B7 C C7 D E G G/B

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wastrel (report)

corrections to chorus:

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

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

ancor35 (report)

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!!!

nashvilledan (report)

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.

coyote1313 (report)

I think The E on "live for" might be a B ??