Wednesday, November 19, 2008

otis



(SITTIN' ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY- written by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper - lyrics as recorded by Otis Redding December 7, 1967, just three days before his death in a plane crash outside Madison, Wisconsin - #1 for 4 weeks in 1968

Sittin' in the mornin' sun
I'll be sittin' when the evenin' come
Watching the ships roll in
And then I watch 'em roll away again, yeah

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time

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

So I'm just gonna sit on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time

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, yes

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 gonna sit at the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Oooo-wee, sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time

9 comments:

  1. Yay, I get to see Otis, does he realise he is cyber star!!!

    Love the song as well, i was humming away to myself as I read the lyrics.

    MA

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  2. Love the song, it's the type of songs you MUST be in a hammock to truly enjoy it :)

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  3. I didn't know the bit about him dying!!
    (This song will always be special. It's one of the three songs that Tom sang this year at his year 11 recital where he debuted his surprisingly good voice to the world. I was his mother and even I didn't know!!!)
    Hmmmm.... there's onviously lots of things that escape me. And yet I'm entrusted with the education of the young.

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  4. CotW: love the song and the voice

    MA: he is blissfully ignorant of much around him

    UA: hmm, you dare to mention a hammock when it is snowing??

    FD: It must be hard for Tom to keep things from you!

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  5. it's playing in my head now Violetsky, thank you, :)

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  6. Great song by a great man!

    just last week, Rolling Stone Magazine rated Otis in the top 100 Greatest Singers of all Time!!

    Sweet!

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  7. Thanks for visiting Diane, I love that old soul music.

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  8. Katie: at least it is a good song to be playing in your head!

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