Easy tutorial for beginners with some explanations, the tab, the lyrics and the chords to play the song The Dock of the Bay chords by Otis Redding on guitar.
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The three verses of the song are played in the same way.
So we will look only at verse 1, chorus and bridge.
Verse 1 | The Dock of the Bay
The song The Dock of the Bay starts with the first verse. To play it, you need to know four first chords :
When you master this chords with your guitar, you can go on and read the following to play the music of the singer Otis Redding :
Remember that the chords are written above the lyrics so that you can play them at the right time. Therefore, it’s better to play while singing. Chords that are to the right of a phrase (not above a word) are played between the two phrases.
Verses 2 and 3 are played like verse 1. You will just have to follow the words by following the chords and the rhythm of the first verse.
Chorus | Music with chords
As you can see in the lyrics, between each verse there is a refrain. To play this chorus, you will have to add another chord :
If the previous chords and this new one are mastered, you can continue with the following tab by keeping the same rhythmic on the guitar :
Bridge of the Otis Redding song
The chorus after verse 2 is followed by a bridge that you will have to play before taking up verse 3 of The Dock of the Bay chords.
To do this, you need to know two last positions :
Then, when these news chords and the previous ones are mastered, you can start playing this chorus last tab :
If you want to improvise, use our guitar scales.
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The Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding lyrics
This song The Dock of the Bay chords by Otis Redding is composed of three verses, a chorus and a bridge.
Structure of the lyrics is like that :
Verse 1 – Chorus – Verse 2 – Chorus – Bridge – Verse 3 – Chorus
Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun
I’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ comes
Watching the ships roll in
Then I watch ’em roll away again
I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Watchin’ the tide roll away
I’m just sittin’ on the dock of the bay
I left my home in Georgia
Headed for the Frisco Bay
‘Cause I’ve had nothin’ to live for
It look like nothin’s gonna come my way
Look 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
Sittin’ here restin’ my bones
And this loneliness won’t leave me alone, listen
Two thousand miles, I roam
Just to make this dock my home
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Easy PDF score for beginners to play The Dock of the Bay
The following score is a “home-made” easy PDF score for beginners that we created according to the above frameworks and explanations.
Summarizes everything we have seen and you can download it for free to play the song The Dock of the Bay chords by Otis Redding on guitar.