movie: jolene

Jolene - Dolly Parton

I’m dedicating today’s post to one of the best songs EVER (I will fight you over this if necessary). What’s not to love about Dolly in general? She’s a ridiculously talented singer, songwriter and musician. I’ve been lucky enough to see her live and she played 7 different instruments during one concert! Jolene is the ultimate Dolly song for me though. The guitar riff, the lyrics, Dolly’s vocals….the only bad thing about it is the fact it’s just 2.30 minutes long!

Gotta start off with Dolly belting it out live, wearing what is probably THE ugliest onesie on the planet (matches her eye make-up though)

Honestly never thought I’d post a Miley Cyrus video on this blog (not that I have anything personal against Miley, she’s just not really my cup of tea musically), but she has a set of pipes on her, and this cover is excellent. I honestly CANNOT believe that this video has had nearly 100 million more views than Dolly’s video though…WTF?!

I first heard this remix at the end of Todd Terje’s set at Glasgow’s infamous Sub Club (officially one of the greatest clubs on the planet…and that’s not just me being biased, it’s a well know fact!) It was a truly magical moment when a club full of ravers started having a singalong to it.

Jolene slowed down to 33rpm is a total trip and takes it to a whole new level.

Happy Dolly Day fellow tumblrites!

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The Entirely, Canonically Gay Cover of Jolene by Dolly Parton 

because this is what we all needed 

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I’m begging of you please don’t take my heart
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
don’t make me scarred of when we’ll grow apart

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
I keep falling in love with you, Jolene

I see you when’er I sleep
There’s nothing I can do to keep
You out of my thoughts, my dreams, Jolene

And I can easily understand
How you could love so casually
But you don’t know what you do to me, Jolene

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I’m begging of you please don’t take my heart
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
don’t make me scared of we’ll grow apart

You could have your choice in love

And I know that it you won’t choose me

Don’t make me love you just to leave, 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 heart
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
Please, be kind and gentle when we part

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene

And here we have a Pride decked woodcarving Aquarius with her psychologist Pisces girlfriend ^_^

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The White Stripes - “Jolene”