Ain’t No Sunshine Chords

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“Ain’t No Sunshine” chords are presented on this page. Bill Withers released this song in 1971 on the album “Just As I Am”. Let’s check out the chords:

Ain't No Sunshine Chords

Standard Tuning

If you want to play like the original, prefer finger-picking over strumming.

Chords:

     Am   Em7    G7    Em   Dm7
e----x-----x-----x-----x-----x----
B----x-----x-----x-----8-----6----
G----5-----0-----4-----9-----5----
D----5-----0-----3-----x-----x----
A----x-----x-----x-----7-----5----
E----5-----0-----3-----x-----x----

Finger-picking pattern:
     Am      Em7     G7  Am
e--------------------------------
B--------------------------------
G------5---5---0---0---4----5----
D------5---5---0---0---3----5----
A--------------------------------
E----5---5---0---0---3---5-------

Apply the same finger-picking for the Em and Dm7 chords.

Verse 1:
Am                              Am     Em7 G Am
   Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
Am                           Am        Em7 G Am
   It's not warm when she's away

Chorus 1:
                             Em                              Dm7
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone, and she's always gone too long
                 Am      Em7 G Am
Anytime she goes away

Verse 2:
Am                              Am     Em7 G Am
   Wonder this time where she's gone
Am                         Am       Em7 G Am
   Wonder if she's gone to stay
Chorus 2:
                             Em                                 Dm7
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone, and this house just ain't no home
                 Am      Em7 G Am
Anytime she goes away

Bridge:
(Am)
And I know 
I know (25x)
Hey, I oughta leave young thing alone
                           Am      Em7 G Am
But ain't no sunshine when she's gone

Verse 3:
Am                              Am     Em7 G Am
   Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
Am                     Am      Em7 G Am
   Only darkness everyday
Chorus 3:
                             Em                                 Dm7
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone, and this house just ain't no home
                 Am      Em7 G Am
Anytime she goes away
                 Am      Em7 G Am
Anytime she goes away
                 Am      Em7 G Am
Anytime she goes away
                 Am      Em7 G Am
Anytime she goes away
                 Am      Em7 G Am
Anytime she goes away

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