Song facts: The inspiration to write “Ain’t No Sunshine” came to Bill Withers after watching the 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses. At the time of writing the song Withers was working in a factory making toilet seats.

Harmonica type: diatonic

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Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
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It’s not warm when she’s away
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Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
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And she’s always gone too long
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Anytime she goes away

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Wonder this time where she’s gone
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Wonder if she’s gone to stay
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Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
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And this house just ain’t no home
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Anytime she goes away

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And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
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I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
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I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
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I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
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I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
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Hey I’ll leave the young thing alone
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But ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone

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Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
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Only darkness everyday
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Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
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And this house just ain’t no home
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Anytime she goes away
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Anytime she goes away
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Anytime she goes away
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Anytime she goes away

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