Dolly Parton
Jolene
  • Performed by Dolly Parton
  • Written by Dolly Parton
  • Owen Hale: Drums
  • David Hungate: Bass
  • Matt Rollings: Piano
  • Steuart Smith: Electric Guitar
  • Brent Mason: Acoustic Guitar
  • Paul Franklin: Steel
  • Terry McMillan: Percussion
  • Background Vocals - Enoch: Vicki Hampton, Yvonne Hodges & Jennifer O'Brien
Chorus:

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I'm begging of you, please
Don't take my man
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
Please don't take him
Just because you can

Your beauty is beyond compare
With flaming locks of auburn hair
Ivory skin and eyes of emerald green
Your smile is like a breath of spring
Your voice is soft like summer rain
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
But I can easily understand
How you could easily take my man
But you don't know what he means to me, Jolene

Repeat Chorus

Now you could have your choice of men
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

Repeat Chorus

Jolene, Jolene