Hi All, I have joined a music institute and I learnt chords of two John Denever songs. Both are beautiful songs so I thought I would post it on net for the benefit of lot of beginners like me. The first one (leaving on jet plane) - I thought would be the simplest song on guitar with simple downward strumming pattern. The second one (Country roads) is a beautiful song with wonderful rhytm, though, I felt that strumming pattern (D DU) should change when I am playing the part "country roads take me home". However, my instructor did not agree and felt that whatever I was playing was just fine. I thought let me share it with you and seek your opinion on it. LEAVING ON A JET PLANE Words and Music by John Denver G / / / C / / / All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go G / / / C / / / I'm standing here outside your door G / / / C / / / D /////// I hate to wake you up to say goodbye G / / / C / / / But the dawn is breakin' it's early morn G / / / C / / / The taxi's waitin' he's blowin' his horn G / / / C / / / D /////// Already I'm so lonesome I could die Chorus: G / / / C / / / So kiss me and smile for me G / / / C / / / Tell me that you'll wait for me G / / / C / / / D /////// Hold me like you'll never let me go G / / / C / / / 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane G / / / C / / / Don't know when I'll be back again G / / / C / / / D /////// Oh, babe, I hate to go.... Verse 2: 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 bring your wedding ring CHORUS Verse 3: 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 CHORUS end on G chord COUNTRY ROADS G EM D Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge mountain C G G EM Shenandoah river . Life is old here, older than trees D C G Younger than mountain, flowing like a breeze G D EM C COUNTRY ROADS, TAKE ME HOME TO THE PLACE I BE LONG G D C G WEST VIR GINIA MOUNTAIN MOMMA TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS. G EM D ALL MY MEMORIES GATHER ROUND HER, MINER'S LADY, C G G EM STRANGER TO BLUE WATER. DARK AND DUSTY PAINTED ON THE SKY D C G MISTY TASTE OF MOONSHINE TEAR DROP IN MY EYE. G D EM C COUNTRY ROADS, TAKE ME HOME TO THE PLACE I BE LONG G D C G WEST VIR GINIA MOUNTAIN MOMMA TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS. EM D G I HEAR HER VOICE IN THE MORNIN' HOURS SHE CALLS ME C G D EM THE RADIO RE MINDS ME OF MY HOME FAR AWAY, AND DRIVIN' DOWN F C G THE ROAD I GET THE FEELIN' THAT I SHOULD HAVE BEEN HOME D D7 YESTERDAY, YESTERDAY. G D EM C G COUNTRY ROADS TAKE ME HOME THE PLACE I BE LONG, WEST VIR GINIA D C G MOUNTAIN MOMMA TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS D G D G TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS, TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS.