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Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Tabs

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(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Tabs

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Otis Redding
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                this is the way i use to play it and it's a very easy song for beginners


intro(bass)

e ||------------------------| 
B ||------------------------| 
G ||------------------------| 
D ||------------------------| x4
A ||---3---3----------------| 
E ||-----------3-3----------| 

verse 1 (alternative verse at bottom)

Sitting in the morning sun
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---1---1---1---1---2---2---2---2-----------| 
G ||---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---2---2---2---2------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

I'll be sitting when the evening comes
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---3---3---3---3---0---0---0---0-----------| 
G ||---3---3---3---3---0---0---0---0-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---0---0---0---0------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

Watching the ships roll in
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---1---1---1---1---2---2---2---2-----------| 
G ||---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---2---2---2---2------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

And I watch 'em roll away again
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---3---3---3---3---0---0---0---0-----------| 
G ||---3---3---3---3---0---0---0---0-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---0---0---0---0------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

Chorus 1

Sitting on the dock of the bay
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1-----------| 
G ||---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---0---0---0---0------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

Watching the tide roll away
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1-----------| 
G ||---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---0---0---0---0------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

I'm just sitting on the dock of the bay
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1-----------| 
G ||---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---0---0---0---0------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

Wasting time

e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1-----------| 
G ||---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---0---0---0---0------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

verse 2

I left my home in Georgia
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---1---1---1---1---2---2---2---2-----------| 
G ||---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---2---2---2---2------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

Headed for the 'Frisco bay
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---3---3---3---3---0---0---0---0-----------| 
G ||---3---3---3---3---0---0---0---0-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---0---0---0---0------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------|
 
'Cause I had nothin to live for
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---1---1---1---1---2---2---2---2-----------| 
G ||---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---2---2---2---2------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

And look like nothing's gonna come my way
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---3---3---3---3---0---0---0---0-----------| 
G ||---3---3---3---3---0---0---0---0-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---0---0---0---0------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

chorus 2

So I'm just Sitting on the dock of the bay
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1-----------| 
G ||---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---0---0---0---0------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

Watching the tide roll away
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1-----------| 
G ||---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---0---0---0---0------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

I'm just sitting on the dock of the bay
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1-----------| 
G ||---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---0---0---0---0------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

Wasting time

e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1-----------| 
G ||---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---0---0---0---0------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

bridge:

Look like nothing's gonna change
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---1---1---1---1---3---3---3---3-----------| 
G ||---2---2---0---0---3---3---3---3-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---3---3---3---3------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

Everything still remains the same
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---1---1---1---1---3---3---3---3-----------| 
G ||---2---2---0---0---3---3---3---3-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---3---3---3---3------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

I can't do what ten people tell me to do
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---1---1---1---1---3---3---1---1-----------| 
G ||---2---2---0---0---3---3---2---2-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---3---3---3---3------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 

So I guess I'll remain the same
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---8---8---8---8---1---1---1---1-----------| 
G ||---8---8---8---8---0---0---0---0-----------| 
D ||-8---8----8---8---3---3---3---3------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

verse 3

Sittin here resting my bones
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---1---1---1---1---2---2---2---2-----------| 
G ||---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---2---2---2---2------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

And this loneliness won't leave me alone
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---3---3---3---3---0---0---0---0-----------| 
G ||---3---3---3---3---0---0---0---0-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---0---0---0---0------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------|
 
It's two thousand miles I roamed
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---1---1---1---1---2---2---2---2-----------| 
G ||---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---2---2---2---2------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------| 

Just to make this dock my home
e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||---3---3---3---3---0---0---0---0-----------| 
G ||---3---3---3---3---0---0---0---0-----------| 
D ||-3---3----3---3---0---0---0---0------------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------|

alternative verse:

e ||-------------------------------------------| 
B ||-------------------------------------------| 
G ||--2---2/4/5/6---6/7--7---7/6/5/4--4-4------| 
D ||--3---3/5/6/7---7/8--8---8/7/6/5--5-5------| 
A ||-------------------------------------------| 
E ||-------------------------------------------|

/ = slide
            
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