Who Sang Jolene? Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton Jolene cover art
Credits
release date: 1974-2
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Acoustic
length: 2:41
producer: Bob Ferguson
engineer: Tom Pick
guitar: Dolly Parton and David Kirby
vocal: Dolly Parton
bass: Bobby Dyson
banjo: Bobby Thompson and Buck Trent
piano: Hargus “Pig” Robbins
steel guitar: Stu Basore
fiddle: Mack Magaha and Johnny Gimble
background vocals: June Page, Dolores Edgin, Joe Babcock and Hurshel Wiginton
electric guitar: Jimmy Colvard
drums (drum set): Kenny Malone
composer: Dolly Parton
lyricist: Dolly Parton
Jolene, jolene, jolene, jolene
Im 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
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
Im 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
Hes 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
Im begging of you please don't take my man
Jolene, jolene, jolene, jolene
Please don't take him even though you can
Jolene, jolene



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Jolene
  • 2 When Someone Wants to Leave
  • 3 River of Happiness
  • 4 Early Morning Breeze
  • 5 Highlight of My Life
  • 6 I Will Always Love You
  • 7 Randy
  • 8 Living on Memories of You
  • 9 Lonely Comin’ Down
  • 10 It Must Be You