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The White Stripes were able to greatly reintepret this original song by Dolly Parton.
Crushingly touching, in the live version it turns stunningly desperate and raging.
The Jack White Experience.

Jolene, I’m begging of you please don’t take my man.
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.

Jolene, I’m begging of you please don’t take my man.
Jolene, please don’t take him just because you can.

Now I can easily understand
how you could easily take my man
But you do not know what he means to me, Jolene

Well, you could have your choice of men
but I could never love again.
He’s the only one for me, Jolene.

And 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 just because you can.

[further into: EN | IT]

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