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Sittin’ on the dock of the bay,wastin’ time…

by Taf Taf


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Hulk 2/11/2018 - 12:55 pm

Hi, I can’t see your name. Why?

Taf Taf 2/11/2018 - 1:02 pm

Hi Hulk.I posted this.I have no idea why it doesn’t show my name.

Hulk 2/11/2018 - 1:50 pm

Are you sitting on the dock?

Taf Taf 2/11/2018 - 2:05 pm

Right now,no.It’s metaphorical.Although there were times I sat on docks,staring at the sea and wanting to die.

a1957 2/11/2018 - 4:59 pm

Wow. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to this song. I have been just caught up in the sound of it all since it’s release in 1968, until today. I read the lyrics today. This song belongs on SP.

Taf Taf 2/11/2018 - 5:44 pm

All this hopelessness,loneliness and alienation…And Otis’ angelic voice…It gets you right away.I’ve listened it so many times and cried…This is indeed a great song.

a1957 2/11/2018 - 6:14 pm

It is an amazing song. There are several other songs that made or even topped the charts with the public missing all that pain and isolation and lack of meaning of life. Hell, I missed it on this one.

Taf Taf 2/11/2018 - 6:24 pm

Yes.I don’t know if you listen to funk,but there’s a song by Baby Huey called ”Hard Times” with the same theme as ”Sittin’ on the dock of the bay”.Although,it has a more upbeat rhythm.And Charles Bradley has some great songs.Funk,r’n’b,soul,and jazz musicians,in general,produced many great songs.

iceberg 2/11/2018 - 6:38 pm

I remember this playing on the radio in ’69 as we were heading for the shore. My brother taught me how to whistle and I would practice to this song. (Forgive the tangent).

Taf Taf 2/11/2018 - 6:43 pm

What tangent?Don’t be silly,this isn’t a private conversation…Anyone can say what they want,even if they don’t like the song.

iceberg 2/11/2018 - 6:46 pm

Tafx2: Thanks. Let’s whistle together.

Taf Taf 2/11/2018 - 6:53 pm

Hahahaha Ok.Even though I don’t know to whistle by writing…Fee-uu,Fee-uu (I guess?)
Anyway,thank you a1957 and iceberg,you made me feel better,just by talking to you.Thanks.

iceberg 2/11/2018 - 6:56 pm


LMNO 2/11/2018 - 10:34 pm

I drove a decent bit this weekend and found myself listening to the oldies station a lot, let’s just say 1968 predates me pretty good but there’s a few song otis redding gets me on.

Good post. And iceberg, I assume you’re able to nail that whistle then?

iceberg 2/12/2018 - 8:49 pm

LMNO: Blast from the past. Yeah. I can whistle.

LMNO 2/12/2018 - 10:32 pm

Lol I don’t know what to think of that sentence. What pops into my head is the Lauren Bacall (which I had to google to learn the source) reference.

…”you do Know how to whistle, don’t Ya. You just put your lips together and blow.. ”

That’s not where i was goin at all lol

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