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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date:  August 7, 1997
Album: Best of Dolly Parton
Written by: Dolly Parton
Note:  The record is in C#m.  Capo the 4th fret and use these chords to play
with the record.                                           

                      JOLENE            Dolly Parton

Am        C        G         Am         G            Em                   Am
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jole-ne  I'm begging of you please don't take my man
Am         C      G          Am  G                     Em                Am
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene. Jole-ne  Please don't take him just because you can
                                 (Please don't take him even though you can) 

         Am          C                    G               Am
1. Your beauty is be-yond compare with flaming locks of auburn hair
            G             Em                Am
      with ivory skin and eyes of emerald green.
          Am               C                      G                  Am
    Your smile is like a breathe of spring your voice is soft like summer rain
     G              Em             Am
    And I can not compete with Jolene.
    Am                  C                 G                   Am
    He talks about you in his sleep and there's nothing I can do to keep
           G             Em               Am
    from crying when he calls your name Jolene
    Am                   C           G                Am
   Now I can easily understand  how you could easily take my man 
            G                  Em           Am
   But you don't know what he means to me Jolene           go to chorus,
then to 2nd verse

      Am                C               G             Am
2.  You can have your choice of men but I could never love again 
       G            Em            Am
      He's the only one for me Jolene  
     Am                  C                   G        Am
     I had to have this talk with you  My happiness depends on you
            G          Em             Am
     and whatever you decide to do Jolene
go to chorus, then ending.
Jolene   Jolene.