Jolene chords

by Miley Cyrus
  • Writer: Dolly Parton
  • Original Published Key: C#m in cut time (2/2) 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
  • Skill Level: Beginners
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Chart Legend
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
Am Asus2 E Major G Major
Am Asus2 E Major G Major

Jolene

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                                                      
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Song & Artist

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Miley Cyrus

Jolene is a country song written by multi-talented music artist, Dolly Parton. She recorded the song on 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.

Miley Cyrus is a multifaceted artist who rose to fame as a teenage actress playing the title character in the Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana."

Born Destiny Hope Cyrus on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, she quickly became a household name due to the show's popularity. However, she later transitioned into a successful music career, releasing several albums that showcased her versatility as a singer-songwriter.

Cyrus's musical style has evolved over the years, spanning from pop and country to rock and hip-hop influences. She gained widespread attention for her bold and provocative performances, often pushing the boundaries of artistic expression.

Notable hits from her music career include "Party in the U.S.A.," "Wrecking Ball," and "We Can't Stop." Beyond her music, Cyrus is known for her advocacy work and philanthropy. She has been vocal about various social and political issues, including LGBTQ+ rights, mental health awareness, and environmental conservation.

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