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Ain't No Sunshine

(Bill Withers)

Lead vocals : Michael Jackson

Arranged by Freddie Perren, Alphonso Mizell, Berry Gordy, Deke Richards & Eddy Manson
Produced by Freddie Perren, Alphonso Mizell, Berry Gordy & Deke Richards

Recorded 1971 at the Motown Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California.

Versions

Got To Be There Album Version (from "Got To Be There") 4:11
Without intro and alternative mix (from "The Original Soul Of Michael Jackson") 3:06
Soulsource 1 SSY Remix (from "Soul Source Vol 1") 5:00
     

Original version by Bill Withers
Album "Just As I Am"


Single details

No US single released.
UK single released August 19, 1972.
Sales : 278 910 (World)

Collection


Ain't No Sunshine / Ben
7" single, 1972
TMG 826
UK
common

Ain't No Sunshine
Ain't No Sunshine / Ben
7" single, 1972
1 C 006 93 770
Germany

not common


Lyrics / Paroles

 

Michael
Spoken Intro :
You ever want something
that you know you shouldn't have
The more you know you shouldn't have it,
The more you want it
And then one day you get it,
It's so good too
But it's just like my girl
When she's around me
I just feel so good, so good
But right now I just feel cold, so cold
Right down to my bones
'Cause ooh...


Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
It's not warm when she's away
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And she's always gone too long
Anytime she goes away Wonder this time where she's gone
Wonder if she's gone to stay

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And this house just ain't no home
Anytime she goes away

I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, know, know, know, know,
I know, I know

Hey I ought to leave
I ought to leave her alone
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
Only darkness every day
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And this house just ain't no home
Anytime she goes away

[repeat to fade]

© 1971 Interior Music (BMI)
All right reserved. Used by permission.