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Leaving on a Jet Plane

John Denver


Strum: D   D U   U D U  (Folk Strum)

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


Chord Guide

       32 1

C:    x32010


F:    133211


Am:   x02210

      3    4

G:    3x0003

      3    1

G7:   3x0001


Dm:   xx0231


            C                             F

All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go

        C                      F
I’m standin’ here outside your door

    C                       Am                G   G7
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye

             C                            F
But the dawn is breakin’, it’s early morn
        C                         F

The taxi’s waitin’, he’s blowin’ his horn

       C             F                          G   G7
Already I’m so lonesome, I could die


       C                  F                C                         F
So kiss me and smile for me, Tell me that you’ll wait for me

 C                           Dm            G7
Hold me like you’ll never let me go

                 C       F                        C                       F
’Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane,  Don’t know when I’ll be back again

C      Am                   G7
  Oh babe, I hate to go


                  C                    F
There’s so many times I’ve let you down

        C                      F
So many times I’ve played around

   C                    Am                     G     G7
I tell you now, they don’t mean a thing

            C                 F
Every place I go, I’ll think of you

          C                    F
Every song I sing, I’ll sing for you

            C                     Am                      G        G7
When I come back, I’ll bring your wedding ring


  C                        F
Now the time has come to leave you
C                       F

One more time, let me kiss you

          C                    Am
Then close your eyes, I’ll be on my way

  C                       F
Dream about the days to come

         C                      F
When I won’t have to leave alone

    C                   Am                   G  G7
About the times, I won’t have to say



Repeat last three lines of chorus

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.