“Jolene” lyrics by Dolly Parton

Jolene lyrics by Dolly Parton

Jolene is a song by American country singer Dolly Parton. The song tells the story of a woman who is crushed by her unfaithful lover. The song was released as a single in 1967 and became a number one hit for Dolly Parton that year. The song was a top ten hit on the country charts for both Dolly Parton and Johnny Paycheck that year. The song was also a hit in the United Kingdom, reaching number 2 on the UK Singles Chart.

“Jolene” by Dolly Parton – Song Credentials

Song TitleJolene
Released1974
ArtistDolly Parton
GenreCountry
LanguageEnglish
AlbumJolene
Music LabelRCA Victor

“Jolene” by Dolly Parton Lyrics

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
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
And 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

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

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

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I’m begging of you please don’t take my man
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
Please don’t take him even though you can
Jolene, Jolene

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