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Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding
1968

Sitting in the morning sun
I'll be sitting when the evening comes
Watching the ships roll in
And I watch 'em roll away again

[Chorus]
Sitting on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
I'm just sitting on the dock of the bay
Wasting time

I left my home in Georgia
Headed for the 'Frisco bay
'Cause I had nothin to live for
And look like nothing's gonna come my way

So I'm just...
[Chorus]

Look like nothing's gonna change
Everything still remains the same
I can't do what ten people tell me to do
So I guess I'll remain the same

Sittin here resting my bones
And this loneliness won't leave me alone
It's two thousand miles I roamed
Just to make this dock my home

Now, I'm just...
[Chorus]

(Whistle)
10th December 1967 Date of Death
9th September 1941 Date of Birth
OtisRedding died in a plane crash in 1967 (only one member of the Barkays band survived the accident) and, shortly afterwards, he scored the biggest hit of his career '(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay'.