“Leaving On A Jet Plane” By John Denver ‘Ukulele Chords

Three chords and the truth. That’s all you need. So it is with John Denver’s classic.

The original recording is in G, but it’s SO easy in C that I had to just use it instead. If you want to transpose: C = G, F = C, G7 = D7.

This is a perfect song for beginning players that I often teach in basic lessons. It’s also a great challenge for more advanced players to try and figure out the chords by ear.

rhymesandreasonsLeaving On A Jet Plane
John Denver
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       C                   F
All my bags are packed I'm ready to go
    C                F
I'm standing here outside your door
  C                F             G7       
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
        C                     F
But the dawn is breaking it's early morn
    C                   F                    
The taxi's waitin' he's blownin' his horn
  C            F                G7
Already I'm so lonesome I could die

   C           F             
So kiss me and smile for me
 C                  F
Tell me that you'll wait for me
C                   F            G7   
Hold me like you'll never let me go
          C       F
Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane
C                  F
   Don't know when I'll be back again
C      F               G7
   Oh, babe  I hate to go

           C               F              
There's is many times I've let you down
   C              F  
So many time I've played around
  C            F                 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                F                  G7
When I come back I'll bring your wedding ring


C            F
Now the time come to leave you
C             F    
One more time let me kiss you
     C               F             G7        
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              F               G7          
About the times I won't have to say