Monday, May 9, 2016
Music Monday - "Jolene" by Dolly Parton (1973)
People who know me well know that I love classic country music. My all time favorite country song is "Jolene" by Dolly Parton. This 1973 classic tells the story of a woman who confronts "the other woman" who is threatening to take her man. I love the melody of this song, the beauty of Dolly's voice, and the story telling. (I love a good song that tells a story!)
I found a music video with the song, and with Dolly Parton telling the true life story behind the lyrics. The video is from 1988, and I think you will enjoy it.
There is also a lovely acoustic version of this song by Miley Cyrus from 2012. Miley is the goddaughter of Dolly Parton, so I am sure she grew up hearing this song.
Do you like classic country music? What is your favorite? Do you have a favorite by Dolly Parton? I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.