Ain’t No Sunshine Chords

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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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By |2018-07-11T23:01:11+00:00November 6th, 2017|Guitar Tabs|2 Comments

About the Author:

Ben is a French self-taught guitarist who has been exploring the world of guitar for more than ten years now. He has taught guitar players in France and Ireland before starting his own web site dedicated to guitar lessons. Whenever he's not teaching, he keeps on practicing the instrument and learning new techniques. Apart from that, he loves traveling, IT, and really enjoy discovering new cultures.

2 Comments

  1. Jukka May 7, 2018 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    I’m actually a bass player myself but this seemed correct. I jammed along fine.

    • Ben May 7, 2018 at 7:09 pm - Reply

      Hey Jukka! Awesome. Thanks for your comment.

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