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Leaving on a Jet Plane – John Denver

Difficulty: Easy

Can be played on piccolo

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  • _A
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  • _B
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  • A
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John Denver's 1969 hit single "Leaving on a Jet Plane" been notably performed by Peter, Paul and Mary, and also Frank Sinatra. It's a lovely tune that reached number one in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.

The letter notes are really fun to play - perfect for beginners on most instruments :)

 

F      A    ^C      B       G
All my bags are packed

D      E-E    G   A
I'm ready to go

G      ^C-B        G
I'm standin' here

D - E          G        A
Outside your door

G  ^C   B     A      G   ^C
I hate to wake you up

B      A      G-A
To say goodbye...

 

G      A      ^C     B     G-D
But the dawn is breakin'

D     E-G     A
It's early morn

G     ^C-B    G-D
The taxi's waitin'

D          E-E       G      A
He's blowin' his horn

G-^C-B    A    G     ^C-B
Already I'm so lonesome

A    G    A-G-F#
I could die  ~

 

^D  ^D  B
So kiss me

^D      ^C    B    G
And smile for me

^D   ^C    B    ^D     ^C     B     G
Tell me that you'll wait for me

^D    ^C    B
Hold me like

^D      ^C-B    A    G   A
You'll never let me go...

 

^D    ^D    ^D-G   ^E ^D ^C ^D
'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane

^D            B      ^D   ^C    B    G      E-D
Don't know when I'll be back again

^D ^C
Oh babe,

B   A   G   A-G-F#-E
I hate to go  ~

 

^C        ^C   ^C-B      G
There's so many times

D      E      G       A
I've let you down

G   ^C-B      A       D         E           G-A
So many times I've played around

G  ^C   B     A
I tell you now,

^C          B        A      G    A
They don't mean a thing

 

G-A     ^C   B  G    D     E     G     A
Ev'ry place I go, I'll think of you

G-G    ^C   B    G     D     E     G    A
Ev'ry song I sing, I'll sing for you

G       ^C      B       A
When I come back,

G      ^C      B        A - G      A-G-F#
I'll bring your wedding ring  ~

 

^D  ^D  B
So kiss me

^D     ^C     B     G
And smile for me

^D  ^C     B     ^D      ^C    B     G
Tell me that you'll wait for me

^D    ^C  ^B
Hold me like

^D       ^C-B    A   G   A
You'll never let me go...

 

A       ^D   ^D-B   ^G  ^F  ^E  ^D
'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane

^D            B       ^D    ^C   B   G      E-D
Don't know when I'll be back again

^D   ^C   B     A    G   A-G-F#-E
Oh babe, I hate to go   ~    ~

 

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