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Dolly Parton Dazzles The Crowd With Her Timeless Classic 'Jolene'

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When it comes to this Dolly Parton classic, all it takes is the song's first word to know you're in for a treat. 

In 1974, country music superstar, Dolly Parton, was featured on the television show, That Good Ole Nashville Music. Porter Wagoner gave Parton a warm welcome, introducing her as, "One of the prettiest, singing-est, song-writing-est blondes in country music coming up right now." A young Parton then took the stage and wowed the crowd with a spectacular performance of her hit song, "Jolene". 

Released in 1973, "Jolene" quickly became one of Parton's signature songs. The song was both written and recorded by the country icon, and was released as the first single from her album of the same name. 

The song about 'the other woman' was a huge success, becoming Parton's second single to reach #1 on the US Country Songs chart, following her 1970's #1, "Joshua".  

But the success of "Jolene" didn't stop there. In 2004, the song was ranked at No. 219 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of all Time

Parton considers "Jolene" to be one of her most covered songs. From country, to pop, to rock, artists from all musical genres have been known to sing Parton's passionate words. 

Check out Parton's 1974 performance of "Jolene", and y'all will be glad you did! 

LYRICS BELOW

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
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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