Intro::(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" is a song co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper. It was recorded by Redding twice in 1967, including once just days before his death in a plane crash. The song was released on Stax Records' Volt label in 1968,<ref name=pc51>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }} </ref> becoming the first posthumous single to top the charts in the US.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> It charted at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.

Redding started writing the lyrics to the song in August 1967, while sitting on a rented houseboat in Sausalito, California. He completed the song with the help of Steve Cropper, who was a Stax producer and guitarist for Booker T and the M.G.'s. The song features whistling and sounds of waves crashing on a shore.

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