(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 (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay
release date: 1968-1-8
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length: 2:43
trumpet: Wayne Jackson
keyboard: Isaac Hayes, Booker T. Jones
bass guitar: Donald “Duck” Dunn
guitar: Steve Cropper
drums: Al Jackson, Jr.
producer: Steve Cropper
vocal: Otis Redding

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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 (whistle)

Track Listing

  • 1 (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay
  • 2 Sweet Lorene