i’m beggin’ of you
please don’t take my man
please don’t take him
even though you can
your beauty is beyond compare
with flaming locks of auburn hair
with ivory skin
and eyes of emerald green
he talks about you in his sleep
there’s nothing i can do to keep from cryin’
when he calls your name jolene
well you can have your choice of men
but i could never love again
he’s the only one for me jolene
i had to have this talk with you
my happiness depends on you
and whatever you decide to do jolene
ya know i’ve met dolly parton,
and i’m glad to say that we’re pretty good friends.
i’ve met loretta lynn and tammy wynette, brenda lee.
a lot of people who have influenced me.
other folks like merle haggard george jones and
ray price. it really upsets me cause i didn’t get to meet a lot of the
people who did influence me, like i never got to meet bob wills
and i never got to meet this next lady i’m gonna tell you about.
the only way i can tell you about her now,
is the way i learned about her the best is through her songs.