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
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open X: Don't play string B: Bass Note
Capo on 3rd fret if playing with the video
Please Note: Throughout the song, the guitarist plays around with the Am chord by dropping the first finger and playing Asus2 - very effective.The Relative Major Key of Am (C) is highlighted - Transpose to any other key.
Am Intro: 2/2 ‖: :‖ 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 | | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | (ene) ↑
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.