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Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay tab

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
>From: shotokan@diku.dk (Kim H|glund)
>Subject: CRD: Sitting On the Dock of The Bay -- Otis REdding

cscsj@lux.latrobe.edu.au (   Junacko) writes:
>Okay,  any tabs appreicated.  If not - I'll just have to whistle.

Ok, here's the lyrics, chords and a little bit of tab.  I've only tab'ed the
main riff used in the chorus.  On the record Steve Cropper plays some very
neat doublestops during most of the song -- a real masterpiece in soul
rhythm guitar.


                   (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
                   ================================

                     Otis Redding & Steve Cropper


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 -------------------------------|-------------------------|
           |__|  |__|     |__|  |_____|       |     |     |     |
                                       \ This note ring throughout
                                             the following bar


Enjoy,
--Kim

_____
Kim H|glund,  shotokan@diku.dk,    CS Dept. at U of Copenhagen,  Denmark
"I've got plenty of common sense. I just choose to ignore it." -- Calvin

            
            
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Kory666 10 Jan 14, 2007 07:11 PM

This tought me in about five minouts

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AAEH 10 Sep 17, 2015 01:14 AM

Thank you.

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