Otis Redding — (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
Album: The Ultimate Otis Redding
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Released: 1966
Length: 2:37
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Sittin' in the morning sun
I'll be sittin' when the evening comes
watching the ships roll in
and then I watch them roll away again, yeah

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
watching the tide roll away
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
wasting time

I left my home in Georgia
headed for the Frisco Bay
because I've had nothin' to live for
and look like nothin's gonna come my way

So I'm just gonna sit on the dock of the bay
watchin' the tide roll away
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
wasting time

Looks like nothin'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

Sitting here resting my bones
And this loneliness won't leave me alone
It's 2,000 miles I've roamed
Just to make this dock my home now

I'm just gonna sit at the dock of the bay
watchin' the tide roll away
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
wasting time
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Beyond criticism, or the judgement of mere mortals.
Friends:

This morning's New York Times celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of this enduring masterpiece.

"As a singer, range is great, but you got to learn to sing the right notes the right way. Otis was one of the masters of that ... "

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/arts/music/otis-redding-sittin-on-dock-bay-anniversary.html 

 Wilfrue wrote:
For my ears, this has to be among the very best recordings in the history of sound. Otis' voice is so emotive and plaintive. Steve Cropper's guitar is subtle, but omnipresent. It is simple and approachable, dramatic and relatable. 

I gave up noodling to this song myself, because I cannot sound like Otis, (Hell, who can?), I wouldn't even pretend to know what a guitar was if Steve was in the room; and inasmuch as I love it, I couldn't ever come anywhere close to replicating the utter perfection of this creation and performance. 

 
What he said.  That cut is 50 years old and still Godlike.
Yes Yes
doesn't get any better than this ....
Perfection! {#Whistle}
3 days after this recording he died...{#Hug}
 willmcnaught wrote:

you need PSD button, lol AVERAGE rating 9 out of 1300 + hmmm you are in the MINORITY {#Moon}

 
Brilliant song, but since when is being in the minority some sort of wrongdoing?
For my ears, this has to be among the very best recordings in the history of sound. Otis' voice is so emotive and plaintive. Steve Cropper's guitar is subtle, but omnipresent. It is simple and approachable, dramatic and relatable. 

I gave up noodling to this song myself, because I cannot sound like Otis, (Hell, who can?), I wouldn't even pretend to know what a guitar was if Steve was in the room; and inasmuch as I love it, I couldn't ever come anywhere close to replicating the utter perfection of this creation and performance. 
 jimys wrote:
Nice image. 

melzabutch wrote:


 

 


Doesn't get any better than this.  I'm smiling now.

 
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Tired and overplayed.  4

 
you need PSD button, lol AVERAGE rating 9 out of 1300 + hmmm you are in the MINORITY {#Moon}
If I never heard this song again it would really be OK.

  I used to work for a gentleman who I think would want you all to know that Mr. Redding is a little confused here.  No matter what he says this is not what he was doing

Forever ruined by Top Gun.


Great song...bad whistling!
Tired and overplayed.  4
Nice image. 

melzabutch wrote:


 



 dave216j wrote:
That segue from Amy Winehouse to this song was sublime.
 
Thanks for the Amy Winehouse flip again. It was great.