Leaving On A Jet Plane Chord Chart by John Denver

Welcome to my Leaving On A Jet Plane chord chart by John Denver. This is a super simple acoustic guitar song using only three major chords - A, D & E. The song is mostly A and D. The simplest way to strum this is four down strums per chord. This always a fun and easy acoustic guitar songs for my students.

Strumming:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D   DU    U DU

Leaving On A Jet Plane Chord Chart
By John Denver

Intro: A D A D E E

Verse:
             A                             D
All my bags are packed I'm ready to go
         A                    D
I'm standing here outside your door,
    A                        D                        E E
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye.
                A                              D
But the dawn is breaking it's early mor'n
         A                           D
The taxi waiting he is blowing his horn
               A                      D           E E
Already I'm so lonesome I could cry.


Chorus:
       A                   D
So kiss me and smile for me,
A                         D
tell me that you'll wait for me,
A                                D                 E E
hold me like you will never let me go.
                  A         D
Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane,
   A                      D
don't know when I'll be back again.
A                D         E E
Oh babe I hate to go.


Verse:
             A                             D

There's so many times I've let you down,
A                               D
So many times I've played around.
    A                         D                   E   E
I tell you now that they don't mean a thing.
  A                      D
Every place I'll go I'll think of you.
    A                        D   
Every song I'll sing, I'll sing for you
          A                     D                            E     E
When I come back I'll bring your wedding ring.


Chorus:
       A                   D
So kiss me and smile for me,
A                         D
tell me that you'll wait for me,
A                                D                 E E
hold me like you will never let me go.
                  A         D
Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane,
   A                      D
don't know when I'll be back again.
A                D         E E
Oh babe I hate to go.

Verse:
                A                              D
Now the time has come I'm leaving you.
        A                          D
Just one more time let me kiss you.
           A                            D                   E     E
Then close your eyes and I'll be on my way.
                 A                       D
You can dream about the days to come,
              A                    D
when I won't have to leave you alone,
                  A                   D                   E    E
about the times when I won't have to say.

Chorus:
       A                   D
So kiss me and smile for me,
A                         D
tell me that you'll wait for me,
A                                D                 E E
hold me like you will never let me go.
                  A         D
Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane,
   A                      D
don't know when I'll be back again.
A                D         E E
Oh babe I hate to go.

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.

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