Ain’t (afterpost-Revision 2)

Ain’t (revised 2)

Hell no sunshine when she’s left away signs
sorrow’s moody glow and bad omen ways

Hell no hunshine when she’s left
know no be when I am cold

I am gone and dark
no way happy lark, and
her feather has flown bereft.

Should I not be dark in sorrow’s moody glow
if she’s gone away in stolen nights too
taken sunshine days away in cloudy haze
and in maze of labyrinthine pain.

Say I know no honeshine when she’s away
left me streetlight shadows of sharp dismay

Hell no honeyshine
if she’s away parading,
know no be when I am not.

If there’d be no strutting sunshine
am I not so moody cool in shadow’s way.

Hell a darkshine when she remains away
sorrow’s mood illuminates the way, and

if she’s taken fools and done me old,
hell no sunshine ’cause she’s cold.

Have no happyshine from my youth
she is young and so aloof.

If my wisdom leaves her cold
she is young and oh so bold,
hell no sunshine when I’m alone.

I know she knows she is
young and free

Wish her well and then I’ll see
oh child you will be
so happy without me

And
hell no sunshine
when she remains away

Doesn’t want to see me dead
would want to gallivant instead

Hell no sunshine when she’s left
know no be when I am cold, oh

Yes I know, and knowing’s divine
but I miss her every day
don’t want her distant zones, ’cause
hell no sunshine when I’m alone
and though I’m bold, I am

sending young things away
’cause I know she wants to play.

Oh kiss me and do stay
’cause sunshine’s my elixir
and you such my trickster, but

haven’t you ever liked
my clever summer banter
when on tiptoes, a sun arose ?

I know, I know no:
no sunshine in setting sun

but I’ll give you
a red rose to stay, because
I could be a final day, and

you could sit with me a time
for Heaven’s honey sunshine yes

Come be with me
and make me young

I have a gentle hand
and you a gentle soul.
No?

— Douglas Gilbert

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Ain’t (Draft 4)

Ain’t (Draft 4)

Hell no sunshine when she’s left away signs
sorrow’s moody glow and bad omen ways

Hell no hunshine when she’s left
know no be when I am cold

I am gone and dark
no way happy lark, and
her feather has flown bereft.

Should I not be dark in sorrow’s moody glow
if she’s gone away in stolen nights too
taken sunshine days away in cloudy haze
and in maze of labyrinthine pain.

Say I know no honeshine when she’s away
left me streetlight shadows of sharp dismay

Hell no honeyshine
if she’s away parading,
know no be when I am not.

If there’d be no strutting sunshine
am I not so moody cool in shadow’s way.

Hell a darkshine when she remains away
sorrow’s mood illuminates the way, and

if she’s taken fools and done me old,
hell no sunshine ’cause she’s cold.

Have no happyshine from my youth
she is young and so aloof.

If my wisdom leaves her cold
she is young and oh so bold,
hell no sunshine when I’m alone.

I know she knows she is
young and free

Wish her well and then I’ll see
oh child you will be
so happy without me

And
hell no sunshine
when she remains away

Doesn’t want to see me dead
would want to gallivant instead

Hell no sunshine when she’s left
know no be when I am cold, oh

Yes I know, and knowing’s divine
but I miss her every day
don’t want her distant zones, ’cause
hell no sunshine when I’m alone
and though I’m bold, I am

sending young things away
’cause I know she wants to play.

Oh kiss me and do stay
’cause sunshine’s my elixir
and you such my trickster, but

haven’t you ever liked
my clever summer banter
when on tiptoes, a sun arose ?

I know, I know no:
no sunshine in setting sun

but I’ll give you
a red rose to stay, because
I could be a final day, and

you could sit with me a time
for Heaven’s honey sunshine yes

— Douglas Gilbert

Ain’t (Draft 3)

Ain’t

Hell no sunshine when she’s left away signs
sorrow’s moody glow and bad omen ways

Hell no sunshine when she’s left
know no be when I am cold

I am gone and dark
no way happy lark, and
her feather has flown bereft.

Should I not be dark in sorrow’s moody glow
if she’s gone away in stolen nights too
taken sunshine days away in cloudy haze
and in maze of labyrinthine pain.

Say I know no sunshine when she’s away
left me streetlight shadows of dismay

Hell no sunshine when she’s away
know no be when I am not.

If there’d be no sunshine ever now for me
am I not so moody cool in shadow’s way.

Hell no sunshine when she remains away
sorrow’s moody glow illuminates the way, and

if she’s taken fools and done me old,
hell no sunshine ’cause she’s cold.

Ain’t no sunshine from my youth
she is young and so aloof.

If my wisdom leaves her cold
she is young and oh so bold,
hell no sunshine when I’m alone.

I know she knows she is
young and free

Wish her well and then I’ll see
oh child you will be
so happy without me

And
hell no sunshine
when she remains away

Doesn’t want to see me dead
would want to gallivant instead

Hell no sunshine when she’s left
know no be when I am cold, oh

Yes I know, and knowing’s divine
but I miss her every day
don’t want her distant zones, ’cause
hell no sunshine when I’m alone
and though I’m bold, I am

sending young things away
’cause I know she wants to play.

Oh kiss me and do stay
’cause sunshine’s my elixir
and you such my trickster, but

haven’t you ever liked
my clever summer banter
when on tiptoes, a sun arose ?

I know, I know no:
no sunshine in setting sun

but I’ll give you
a red rose to stay, because
I could be a final day, and

you could sit with me a time
for Heaven’s sunshine yes

— Douglas Gilbert

Ain’t (Draft 2)

Ain’t (Draft 2)

Hell no sunshine when she’s left away signs
sorrow’s moody glow and bad omen ways

Hell no sunshine when she’s left
know no be when I am cold

I am gone and dark
no way happy lark, and
her feather has flown bereft.

Should I not be dark in sorrow’s moody glow
if she’s gone away in stolen nights too
taken sunshine days away in cloudy haze
and in maze of labyrinthine pain.

Say I know no sunshine when she’s away
left me streetlight shadows of dismay

Hell no sunshine when she’s away
know no be when I am not.

If there’d be no sunshine ever now for me
am I not so moody cool in shadow’s way.

Hell no sunshine when she’s gone away
sorrow’s moody glow illuminates the way, and

if she’s taken fools and done me old,
hell no sunshine ’cause she’s cold.

Ain’t no sunshine from my youth
she is young and so aloof.

If my wisdom leaves her cold
she is young and oh so bold,
hell no sunshine when I’m alone.

I know she knows she is
young and free

Wish her well and then I’ll see
oh child you will be
so happy without me

And
hell no sunshine
when she stays away

Doesn’t want to see me dead
would want to gallivant instead

Hell no sunshine when she’s left
know no be when I am cold, oh

Yes I know, and knowing’s divine
but I miss her every day
don’t want her to stay away, ’cause
hell no sunshine when I’m alone
and though I’m bold, I’m

sending young things away
’cause I know she wants to play.

Oh kiss me and stay
’cause sunshine is my elixir
and you such my trickster, but

don’t you like
my clever banter
when sunshine arises?

I know, I know
no sunshine in setting sun

but I’ll give you
a red rose to stay, because
I could be a final day, and

you could sit with me.

— Douglas Gilbert

Ain’t (Draft 1)

Ain’t

Hell no sunshine when she’s left away signs
sorrow’s moody glow and bad omen ways

Hell no sunshine when she’s left
know no be when I am cold

I am gone and dark
no way happy lark, and
her feather has flown bereft

Should I not be dark in sorrow’s moody glow
if she’s gone away in stolen nights too
taken sunshine days away in cloudy haze
and maze of labyrinthine pain

Say I know no sunshine when she’s away
left me streetlight shadows of dismay

Hell no sunshine when she’s away
know no be when I am not

If there’d be no sunshine ever now for me
am I not so moody cool in shadow’s way

Hell no sunshine when she’s gone away
sorrow’s moody glow illuminates the way

if she’s taken fools and done me old,
hell no sunshine ’cause she’s cold

— Douglas Gilbert