Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay (lyrics)

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© Keiko Ehret
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UploadedDecember 15, 2009
TakenDecember 14, 2009
Exposure1/125 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18 mm

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The photo is completely unaltered. I thought the gray tones and sky captured the theme of the song.

- 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


16 responses

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (15 Dec 2009):

    Very nice. The sky (real and reflected) give the photo a great pattern.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (15 Dec 2009):

    beautifully captured!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio   gave props (16 Dec 2009):

    very nice!

  • stuart s

    stuart s gave props (16 Dec 2009):

    Brilliant song and shot.

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (16 Dec 2009):

    Good entry!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (23 Dec 2009):

    great entry!

  • Kevin Barron

    Kevin Barron gave props (25 Dec 2009):

    Beautiful shot!

  • s w

    s w gave props (6 Jan 2010):

    so well composed and beautiful tone. really well done!

  • Hernan Vargas

    Hernan Vargas said (24 Jan 2010):

    great shot..

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (4 Feb 2010):

    I love the photo, and the song. Very well done...

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (9 Mar 2010):

    Back to vote!

  • Emma Trottier

    Emma Trottier (Deleted) gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    great song! great shot! :)

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    My vote. One of my favorite oldies but goodies. Otis is still missed.

  • Georges Maroun

    Georges Maroun said (17 Mar 2010):

    My vote ... for shot ...also for the song

  • Matt L

    Matt L gave props (21 Apr 2010):

    Nice shot. I love those houseboats in Sausalito...thought about doing a similar image for this theme and song...but you beat me to it :)

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski gave props (30 Nov 2010):

    Nice picture, well done.

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