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5. Leavin’ On A Jet Plane (John Denver)
One of my no-kidding, all-time, favorite singer/songwriters, John Denver was a beautiful spirit who gave us some of the most memorable music of our generation. My first introduction to this song was the Peter, Paul, and Mary version, and I have been playing it since I got my first guitar. This song was transformed from my normal rendition as soon as Kelly started playing the bass - she changed the rhythm, which changed the mood, which completely changed how I approached the vocals. I can't say it enough - the surprises that came out of the collaborations were the best part of doing this project!

Lyrics

All my bags are packed - I’m ready to go.
I’m standin’ here outside your door.
hate to wake you up to say goodbye.
But the dawn is breakin’, its early morn.
Taxi’s waitin - he’s blowin’ his horn.
Already I’m so lonesome, I could die.

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 times 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 wear your wedding ring.

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.

Now the time has come to leave you -
one more time, let me kiss you,
then 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 times, I won’t have to say...

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.

'Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane.
Don’t know when I’ll be back again...
Oh babe, I hate to go...