(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay Lyrics

Otis Redding


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Steve Cropper, Otis Redding
album: Track 1 in album The Dock of the Bay
release date: 1968-2-23
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genres: Funk / Soul
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 2:43
producer: Steve Cropper
drums: Al Jackson, Jr.
vocal: Otis Redding
trumpet: Wayne Jackson
guitar: Steve Cropper
keyboard: Booker T. Jones and Isaac Hayes
bass guitar: Donald “Duck” Dunn
composer: Steve Cropper, Otis Redding
lyricist: Otis Redding, Steve Cropper

Cover Art

Otis Redding The Dock of the Bay cover art
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Sittin' in the mornin' sun
I'll be sittin' when the evenin' comes
Watchin' the ships roll in
Then I watch 'em roll away again, yeah
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide roll away, ooo
I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time

I left my home in Georgia
Headed for the Frisco Bay
'Cause I had nothin' to live for
It look like nothin's gonna come my way
So I'm just goin' sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide roll away, ooo
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay, wastin' time

Look like nothin's gonna change
Everything, still remains the same
I can't do what ten people tell me to do
So I guess I'll remain the same, yes

Sittin' here restin' my bones
And this loneliness won't leave me alone, yes
Two thousand miles, I roam
Just to make this dock my home
Now I'm just gonna sit, at the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide roll away, ooo yea
Sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 (Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay
  • 2 I Love You More Than Words Can Say
  • 3 Let Me Come on Home
  • 4 Open the Door
  • 5 Don’t Mess With Cupid
  • 6 The Glory of Love
  • 7 I’m Coming Home to See About You
  • 8 Tramp
  • 9 The Huckle‐Buck
  • 10 Nobody Knows You (When You’re Down and Out)
  • 11 Ole Man Trouble