“Jolene,” covered by Miley Cyrus … (Country / Pop – Music to Your Ears, Covers–3)

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Miley managed the rare and difficult feat of improving on an already great song.

Miley Cyrus – “Jolene”

“Jolene” (2012 – original from 1973)

With this cover of the Dolly Parton song “Jolene,”  Miley Cyrus proved that she’s much more than a teeny bopper / pop star.   

Miley recorded this song as part of her 2012 Backyard Sessions in – yes – in her own backyard. In the natural outdoor setting, the musicians were left with not much more than their instruments and their talents.  

Heartful and Soulful

With her impassioned, dynamic, and “darkly gorgeous vocals,”  Miley managed the rare and difficult feat of improving on an already great song. As the ‘60s star Melanie Safka (aka Melanie) said about this soulful cover, “Her heart is really in the music.”  Really.

Miley Cyrus

After originally gaining fame as a child actress and teen idol, Miley has become known as a mature, talented, and creative artist.   

In 2013, MTV named her “Artist of the Year.”  And in both 2008 and 2014, TIME magazine included her on its list of 100 Most Influential People.    

Miley’s influence is not only broad, it’s also noble. During her second Backyard Sessions, in 2015, she announced the formation of a philanthropic organization called theHappy Hippie Foundation .”   The non-profit group provides help and support for vulnerable youth, particularly those who are homeless and those who identify as LGBTQ.    (Image source)

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I'm begging of you please don't take my man
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
Please don't take him just because you can

Your beauty is beyond compare
With flaming locks of auburn hair
With ivory skin and eyes of emerald green

Your smile is like a breath of spring
Your voice is soft like summer rain
And I cannot compete with you, Jolene

He talks about you in his sleep
There's nothing I can do to keep
From crying when he calls your name, Jolene

And I can easily understand
How you could easily take my man
But you don't know what he means to me, Jolene

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I'm begging of you please don't take my man
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
Please don't take him just because you can

You could 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

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I'm begging of you please don't take my man
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
Please don't take him even though you can

Jolene, Jolene
   (Image source)

        Dolly Parton – “Jolene”   
          (Right-click to hear on YouTube)


Lyrics by Dolly Parton, courtesy of – AZLyrics.com
Reference – Wikipedia
Reference – Wikipedia
Reference – HelloGiggles.com

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          Lou Reed – "Anthology of Memorable Lyrics, Part 2"

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Hi @majes.tytyty

I see you're betting on smartsteem ? :) That's how I just found your post. We seem to use same promotion tools :P

ps. I've never heard this song before. Absolutely catchy :)

ps.
I would love to upvote it but I drained my voting power (below 70%) so I need to recharge it first. Till next time :)

Yours,
Piotr

There's a bit of recharge for you!

Yes, I'm using a few different bots on SteemBotTracker – or, as I like to call it, SteemBotRacket. Those bid bots are becoming more popular, so it's getting a bit harder to catch a good bid. But, I do okay.

How's life in your wonderfully cheerful and vibrant society?

And is the weather warm enough for a fine Southeast Asian woman? That is, has your wife joined you already?

Are you keeping busy? CM is getting very warm!
Cheers!

Dear @majes.tytyty

How's life in your wonderfully cheerful and vibrant society?

Hahahaha :) You're cracking me up so bad ! :) Love your optimistic nature.

Weather sometimes is great, but it's just jumping up and down. One day it goes up to 27 celcius, just to drop down to 11 very next day and come back to 25 two days later. So easy to get sick :/

anyway keisha is just arriving in 2 weeks. It feels like I didn't see her in ages. Thank you for all your kind questions.

ps. I would like to encourage you again to install whatapp, skype, facebook or telegram, so we could talk sometimes :) Miss your "pretty' face :)

Ciao, Piotr

Hello Piotr,

I agree with you that @majes.tytyty needs to install Whatsapp or Telegram. I also want to catch a glimpse of his fine face and grey beard. Lol.

Did you read that @majes.tytyty? :)

This song touched my soul while listening to it. I could feel the pain of the persona and can only hope that Jolene will have mercy on her. Thanks for sharing.

And permit me to add that Miley is damn good!

True. I was pleasantly surprised to discover how talented she is.

Piotr persuaded you to join Whatsapp or Telegram. I join my voice to his, for our sake. Lol

You should hear the original by Dolly Parton.

Hi @majes.tytyty

wow excellent theme, my daughter Victoria, she loves Miley Cyrus, when she and listens to this song, she will like it a lot.

Of course I must also say that I liked this version of how she sings it, I had heard it but in the voice of Dolly Parton

Greetings friend.

Great, I'm glad you'll let your daughter listen to it. I had only heard bits and pieces of Miley pop music, which I found quite bland and uninteresting.

But when I heard these "Backyard Sessions," I was pleasantly surprised. And amazed. I now have great respect for her, as a talented musician. And if she also wants to sing pop songs for a younger audience or engage in some risque behavior on stage in front of a national TV audience, I'm fine with that, too.

sir @majes.tytyty what a amazing song . this is the better then before. what a present serprised .thank you sir . from the lyrics
Your beauty is beyond compare
With flaming locks of auburn hair
With ivory skin and eyes of emerald green .
this the best .
i hope sir you are a smart steemer . you give us the best song .thanks for amazing lyrics .@kingrefat

Thanks. I appreciate your input.

Really interesting song..

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.

THIS IS AMAZING

It's an amazing cover of a great song.

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