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From: “Bill Withers - Just as I Am”

Ain’t No Sunshine
by

BILL WITHERS

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Universal Music Publishing Ltd.

© 1971 INTERIOR MUSIC CORP. (Renewed)


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AIN’T NO SUNSHINE
Words and Music by
BILL WITHERS

Dm7 Am7 C Gm7 Dm9


XXO XO O O X O O X X
3 fr 3 fr

Moderately slow q = 76 % Chorus:

Ï Ï Ï Ï
N.C.
. Ï Ï :ú î
Dm7 Am7 C Dm7
Ï Ï Ï . Ï Ï Ï
b 4
G 4Î Ï Î Ï
1. Ain’t no sun‐shine when she’s gone. It’s not warm when she’s a ‐
(2.) gone. Won‐der if she’s gone to
(3.) gone, on ‐ ly dark ‐ ness ev ‐’ry

Ï Ï Ï. Ï Ï Ï Ï êÏ Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï
4
Am7 C Dm7 Am7

Gbú î Î Ï Ï
way. Ain’t no sun‐shine when she’s gone, and she’s al ‐ ways gone too
stay. Ain’t no sun‐shine when she’s gone, and this house just ain’t no
day. Ain’t no sun‐shine when she’s gone, and this house just ain’t no

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ÏÏÏÏ Ï Ï Ï Ï î
Gm7 To Coda Þ 1.
Dm7 Am7 C Dm7
Ï. Ï Ï : Ï î
2.
Dm7 Am7 C

G b Ï Î Î Ï Ï . Ï Î
long an‐y ‐time she goes a‐way. 2. Won‐der this time where she’s way.
home an‐y ‐time she goes a ‐
home an‐y ‐time she goes a ‐

Bridge:
k
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k Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï ÏÏ ÏÏ ÏÏ Ï ÏÏ Ï ÏÏ Ï
Dm7 N.C.
G b «. Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï
And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I

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Ï Ï
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GbÏ Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï
know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,

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Gb Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,

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GbÏ Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I

. Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï
bÏ Ï
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G
know. Hey, I ought to leave the young thing a ‐ lone,

ê Ï Ï Ï
Dm7 Am7 C
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Ï Ï Ï Ï. Ï Ï ú ú
G b
but ain’t no sun ‐ shine when she’s gone.

Þ
Coda

D.S. % al Coda
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Ï
Dm7
Ï Ï Ï . Ï Ï 20 Dm7 Am7 C Dm7
Ï ÏÏÏ Ï Ï Ï
Gb Ï Ï Gbú î :Î
3. Ain’tnosun‐shinewhenshe’s way, an‐y‐time she goes a ‐

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22 1.2. 3.

Gb ú : ú
Am7 C Am7 C Dm9
î î
way, way.
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