Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding cover)
original by: Otis Redding

version 2:
from The NOLA Treblemakers: Back To One! (December 6th 2023) (3:47)
Sittin in the mornin sun
I'll be sittin when the evening comes
Watchin the ships roll in
Then I watch em roll away again
Oh I'm just sittin on the dock of the bay
Watchin the tide roll away, ooh
I'm sittin on the dock of the bay
Wastin time

I left my home in Georgia
Headed for the Frisco Bay
Cause I've had nothin to live for
Look like nothin gonna come my way
So I'm just gon sit on the dock of the bay
Watchin the tide roll away, ooh
I'm sittin on the dock of the bay
Wastin time

Look like nothin gonna change
Everything still remain 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, listen
Two thousand miles I roam
Just to make this dock my home
Oh I'm just gon sit on the dock of the bay
Watchin the tide roll away, ooh
I'm sittin on that dock of the bay
Wastin time

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I keep singin them sad sad songs, y'all
Sad songs is-a all I know
I keep singin them sad sad songs, yes sir now
Sad songs is-a all I know
Let's go now
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Your turn
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Our turn now
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Your turn
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I keep singin them sad sad songs, girl
Sad songs is-a all I know
Said I keep singin them sad sad songs, yes ma'am now
Sad songs is-a all I know
One time now
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Your turn
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Everybody's turn now
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version 1:
from The Monochromes: 31 Tunes (October 25th 2018) (2:33)
Sittin in the mornin sun
I'll be sittin when the evening comes
Watching the ships roll in
Then I watch em roll away again
Sittin on the dock of the bay
Watchin the tide roll away, ooh
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've had nothin to live for
Look like nothin gonna come my way
So I'm just gon sit on the dock of the bay
Watchin the tide roll away, ooh
I'm just sittin on the dock of the bay
Wastin time

Look like nothin gonna change
Everything still remain 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, listen
Two thousand miles I roam
Just to make this dock my home
Now I'm just gon sit on the dock of the bay
Watchin the tide roll away, ooh
I'm sittin on the dock of the bay
Wastin time

earliest live performance: October 6th 2018