Acoustic version of dock of the bay by otis redding

Zak Ward Toledo, Ohio Solo Acoustic Artist

Acoustic Version of Dock of the bay

Acoustic version of dock of the bay by otis redding

Dock of the bay is undoubtedly one of the most iconic summer songs of all time. People of all ages will recognize this hit. So because of all of this, it is a really good idea to have this in your Song Bank. This is not a song that I play all the time, but depending on the situation it will not only come in handy but the older music lovers will give you some props yo! Lastly, don’t be surprised if you get a few dancers from time to time.

A quick note about that. If you do see people coming up to dance, take your time finishing the song and quickly think of another slow dance song to allow the dancers ample time to have some fun. Chances are your tip jar will thank you.

The Reason this song is in my “Song Bank”

  • Iconic summertime song
  • sing-a-long song
  • Easy on the vocal cords

How to play Dock of the bay

The chords are:

Verse: G B7 C E
Chorus: G E (A)
Bridge: G D C (F D)

You can find this video here: Acoustic Version of Dock of the bay

All videos are recorded live along with the sound recorded straight from the Soundcraft Ui16 mixer board. These live performance videos are not intended to be perfect. They are created to offer song suggestions and possibly an alternative way to present them in an acoustic performance. If you do have any questions about this, please visit the contact page and send me an email.

Dock of the bay was recorded live in real time with this gear:

Guitar: Martin DC16RGTE
Guitar Strap: Souldier
Mic: Sennheiser 935
Mixer: Soundcraft Ui16
Vocal Processor: vocalist live 3
Camera: Logitech HD C615