Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay

"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" is a song co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper. It was recorded by Redding twice in 1967, including once just days before his death in a plane crash.


(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay (Easy)(WORD)
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay (Easy)(PDF)

(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay (Advanced)(WORD)
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay (Advanced)(PDF)

YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE RECORDING IN GCEA TUNING! I've done up a easy songsheet and an advanced songsheet. They can both be played together. The advanced songsheet encourages you to learn simple barre chords to enhance your playing and make this song sizzle!

"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" was released on Stax Records' Volt label in 1968, becoming the first posthumous single to top the charts in the US. It reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart. In 1999, BMI named the song as the sixth-most performed song of the twentieth century, with about six million performances. Rolling Stone ranked The Dock of the Bay number 161 on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, the third of five Redding albums on the list. "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" was ranked twenty-eighth on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, the second-highest of four Redding songs on the list, after "Respect" (in this case the version recorded by Aretha Franklin).

****REVISED April 28, 2019 - SR****

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