Jolene chords and lyrics

by Miley Cyrus

  • Jolene is a country song written by multi-talented music artist, Dolly Parton. She recorded the song May 22,1973 and released it in October, 1973 from the album of the same name.
  • In 2012, Dolly's goddaughter, Miley Cyrus performed a version of the song in the Backyard Sessions video where she performs a number of classic songs.
  • Original Published Key: C#m in 2/2 time at 110 bpm.
  • Miley's Version: Key of Cm at 104 bpm with chords Cm, Eb, Bb
  • Easier: Capo on 3rd fret and play in Am which is the method used by the backing band in the video (below).
  • Chords in Am: Am, C, G

Jolene by Miley Cyrus

Capo on 3rd fret if playing with the video

Please Note: In the Intro and throughout the song, the guitarist plays around with the Am chord by dropping the first finger and playing Asus2 - very effective.

Intro: 2/2 ||:  Am  :|| x 12 
 
            Am       C        G        Am
Chorus: Jo-lene, Jo-lene, Jo-lene, Jo-lene
             G                                   Am
        I'm beg-ging of you please don't take my man 
            Am       C        G        Am
        Jo-lene, Jo-lene, Jo-lene, Jo-lene
          G                                    Am
        Please don't take him e-ven though you can

         Am            C
1. Your beau-ty is be-yond com-pare
         G                Am
   With flam-ing locks of au-burn hair
        G                                 Am
   With i-vo-ry skin and eyes of emerald green

         Am               C
2. Your smile is like a breath of spring
         G                Am
   Your skin is soft like sum-mer rain
       G                              Am
   And I cannot compete with you, Jo-lene

       Am           C
3. And I can easily un-der-stand
        G                Am
   How you could easily take my man
            G                                  Am
   But you don't know what he means to me, Jo-lene

           Am             C
4. And he talks about you in his sleep
            G             Am
   There's noth-ing I can do to keep
         G
   From cry-ing when he calls your name, 
       Am
   Jo-lene... Jolene

            Am       C        G        Am
Chorus: Jo-lene, Jo-lene, Jo-lene, Jo-lene
          G                                   Am
        Please don't take him even though you can
            Am       C        G        Am
        Jo-lene, Jo-lene, Jo-lene, Jo-lene
          G                                   Am
        Please don't take him even though you can

     Am                C
5. I had to have this talk with you
       G             Am
   My hap-piness de-pends on you
        G                           Am
   What-e-ver you decide to do, Jo-lene

       Am                    C
6. And you could have your choice of men
       G              Am
   But I could never love again
          G
  'Cause he's the only one for me,
       Am
   Jo-lene... Jolene

            Am       C        G        Am
Chorus: Jo-lene, Jo-lene, Jo-lene, Jo-lene
                  G                                   Am
        Well I'm beg-ging of you please don't take my man
            Am       C        G        Am
        Jo-lene, Jo-lene, Jo-lene, Jo-lene
          G                                   Am
        Please don't take him even though you can
            Am
        Jo-lene... Jo-lene

                                                        
   |  Am  |  %  |  %  |  %  |  %  |  %  |  %  |  %  |  Am  |
     (ene)

A Minor

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
R: Root Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus

Born: Destiny Hope Cyrus on Nov 23, 1992 in Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.
Profession: Singer songwriter, actress
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, piano
Music Style: Pop
Active Years: 2005 - present
Associations: Billy Ray Cyrus, The Flaming Lips, Mike Will Made It.


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Jolene Sheet Music - download at OnlineSheetMusic.com - Piano/Vocal/Chords - 5 pages - C#m - Dolly Parton.

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