Dolly Parton – Jolene Free Audio Download
“Jolene” was released as a single in late 1973, in advance of her 1974 album of the same name.
In addition to being a #1 country hit in both the U.S. and Canada, it became an international crossover hit, charting in 6 different countries, and reaching the top 10 in both the UK and Ireland.
“Jolene” has been covered numerous times by major country, rock and pop artists. Most notable is The White Stripes‘ 2004 live cover, which reached the top 20 in the UK.
Your beauty is beyond compare
With flaming locks of auburn hair
With ivory skin and eyes of emerald green
Your smile is like a breath of spring
Your voice is soft like summer rain
And I cannot compete with you, Jolene
He talks about you in his sleep
There’s nothing I can do to keep
From crying when he calls your name, Jolene
And I can easily understand
How you could easily take my man
But you don’t know what he means to me, Jolene
You could have your choice of men
But I could never love again
He’s the only one for me, Jolene
I had to have this talk with you
My happiness depends on you
And whatever you decide to do, Jolene