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Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay (Chord)
Album: (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - single (1967)
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song:  (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
by:  Otis Redding

Verse 1:
 	 G                      B
 	 Sittin' in the mornin' sun,
 	         C                   B Bb A
 	 I'll be sittin' when the evenin' comes.
 	 G                       B
 	 Watching the ships roll in,
 	        C               B Bb A
 	 then I watch 'em roll away again, yeah.

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

Verse 2:
 	 I left my home in Georgia,
 	 headed for the 'Frisco Bay.
 	 I have nothing to live for,
 	 it look like nothin's gonna come my way.

Chorus:
 	 So, I'm just gon' sit on the dock of the bay,
 	 watching the tide roll away.
 	 Oo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay,
 	 wastin' time.

Bridge:
 	 G    D       C
 	 Look like nothing's gonna change.
 	 G  D   C
 	 Ev'rything still remains the same.
 	 G D             C               G
 	 I can't do what ten people tell me to do,
 	 F                 D
 	 so I guess I'll remain the same, yes.

Verse 3:
 	 I'm sittin' here restin' my bones,
 	 and this loneliness won't leave me alone, yes.
 	 Two thousand miles I roamed
 	 just to make this-a dock my home.

Chorus:
 	 Now, I'm just gon' sit at the dock of the bay,
 	 watching the tide roll away.
 	 Oo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay,
 	 wastin' time.



Main riff:
 	 The riff used during the choruses goes something like this...

 	       G                         E
 	 e ----10----10----10-10-------|-------------------------|
 	 B -10h12-10h12-10h12-10----12-|-------------------------|
 	 G ----------------------12-11-|-------------------------|
 	 D ----------------------------|-------------------------|
 	 A ----------------------------|-------------------------|
 	 E ----------------------------|-------------------------|
 	       |     |     |__|  |__|    |     |     |     |
                                    \ These notes ring throughout
                                           the following bar

 	       G                         E
 	 e ----10----10----10-10-------|-------------------------|
 	 B -10h12-10h12-10h12-10----12-|-------------------------|
 	 G ----------------------12-11-|-------------------------|
 	 D ----------------------------|-------------------------|
 	 A ----------------------------|-------------------------|
 	 E ----------------------------|-------------------------|
 	       |     |     |__|  |__|    |     |     |     |
                                    \ These notes ring throughout
                                           the following bar

 	       G                            A
 	 e -------10-10----10-10----------|-12----12----------------------|
 	 B ----10h12----10h12-10----12h14-|----14----14-12h14-12----10h12-|
 	 G ----------------------12-------|----------------------14-------|
 	 D -------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 	 A -------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 	 E -------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 	    |     |__|     |__|  |____|     |__|  |__|     |__|  |____|


 	       G                         E
 	 e -10----10-------10-10----------|-------------------------|
 	 B ----12----12-10h12-10----------|-------------------------|
 	 G -------------------------11/13-|-------------------------|
 	 D -------------------------------|-------------------------|
 	 A -------------------------------|-------------------------|
 	 E -------------------------------|-------------------------|
 	    |__|  |__|     |__|  |_____|       |     |     |     |
                                        
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