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Ain't No Sunshine  Bill Withers

Basically Am and Em, picking the bass note then a strum for each:
pick, Am, pick, Em, pick 6th string with pinky on third fret, repeat.
I don't have this written in below. The chords listed are transitions
from this pattern.

Intro: Repeat the above pattern a couple of times, then during
verses, starting with the first Am listed below
Ain't no sunshine when she's [Am]gone [Em] [Gm] [Am]
Only darkness every [Am]day [Em] [Gm] [Am]

Ain't no sunshine when she's [Em]gone
And this house just[Em] ain't [Eb] no [D]home,
Anytime she goes[Am] away.[Em] [Gm] [Am]

Wonder this time where she's [Am]gone [Em] [Gm] [Am]
Wonder if she's gone to [Am] stay [Em] [Gm] [Am]

Ain't no sunshine when she's [Em]gone
And this house just [Em] ain't [Eb] no [D]home
Anytime she goes[Am] away.

And I know I know I know [Gm]I [Am]know I know I know I know I [Gm]I [Am]know... To add fill, every fourth "I know, pound on Gm and slide down two frets to A
m (same fingering)
Hey, i ought a leave young thing alone
But, ain't sunshine when she's [Am]gone

Repeat 1st verse

This sounds great on a electric, not so great on an acoustic. For
acoustic, I strum continuously between "picks", and for the "I know"
business I pound the strings holding down only the second string
of the first fret, then hammer down onto an Am.


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morey (report)

Watch the YouTube video and you will see that this is not the way that Bill plays this at all. Also, it is an acoustic song.

maxtiger45 (report)

Gotta put a G in that pattern following the Em

danshores (report)

I know I know I know .......you better leave the young thing alone because there a'int no sunshine when she's gone.

Only darkness everyday, ain't no sunshine when she's gone and she gone way too long anytime she goes away.

any time she goes away........

that what I got off of you tube enjoy fellow CM's