(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay Song Lyrics

Otis Redding

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

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


  • credits


    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
    popularity : 181 users have visited this page.
    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

    Album Information

    label: Volt
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin