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Leaving on a Jet Plane

Leaving on a Jet Plane


All my bags are packed; I',m ready to go.
I'm standing here outside your door.
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye.
But the dawn is breakin'; it's early morn.
The taxi's waitin'; he's blowin' his horn
Already I'm so lonesome I could cry.

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

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


Now the time has come to leave you.
One more time, let me kiss you.
Close your eyes, I'll be on my way.
Dream about the days to come,
When I won't have to leave alone,
About the time I won't have to say:



Written by John Denver.  Copyright 1967 by Cherry Lane Music Co.
Peter Paul and Mary made a million-selling recording of the song
in 1969 that helped to focus the spotlight on John Denver's
emerging talents.

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