Dock of the Bay

All

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

The Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding

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The Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding, arranged by Gitika Partington

BASS: Dm dm dm x4
OTHERS: Hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo

V1
Sit(ting) in the morning sun
I’ll be sitting in the evening calm
Watching the ships roll in
Then I watch them roll away again

CHORUS
Mmmm, sit on the dock of the bay
Watch(ing) the tide, roll away
TENOR: Sitting on the dock of the bay, wasting time
OTHERS: Oooh, oooh

V2
Left my home in Georgia
(I was) I headed for the Frisco Bay
(You know that) I’ve had nothing to live for
Looks like nothing’s gonna come my way

[CHORUS]

TENOR: Looks like nothing’s gonna change
Everything still remains the same
I can’t do what ten people tell me to do
OTHERS: Hoo, hoo, hoo x3
S, A, T: So I guess I’ll remain the same way
Bass: Hoooo

Sitting here (a-)resting my bones
And this loneliness won’t leave me alone
(You know that) two thousand miles I roamed
Just to make this dock my home

[CHORUS]

ALTO + TENOR:
Sitting in the morning sun, on the dock of the bay
As the tide rolls away
[repeat – 4 times in total]

2nd time: BASS:
Sitting in the morning sunshine, sitting in the evening calm time
[repeat – 3 times in total]

3rd time: SOPRANO:
Du du du du dm du du du du etc…

All fade away to hhmmmmm