Dolly Parton and Pentatonix Sing Beautiful A Cappella Version Of ‘Jolene’

dolly parton and pentatonix a cappella jolene

I knew I was going to love this before I ever hit play. Dolly Parton and Pentatonix?  The blending of these beautiful voices coming together is perfect harmony! I’m not gonna lie, I played it again. (And again. And again)

‘Jolene’ is one of Dolly Parton’s most famous songs. Originally recorded in 1973 and on the album of the same name, ‘Jolene’ continues to be one of the most covered of Dolly’s songs.

Despite being nominated several times for a Grammy, the song did not actually win until this joint collaboration between Dolly Parton and Pentatonix!

“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
The song is addressed to a beautiful woman who is after the singer’s man.  Parton said that she wrote the song loosely based around a beautiful bank teller who once flirted with her new husband.
But where did the name stem from?
“One night, I was on stage, and there was this beautiful little girl — she was probably 8 years old at the time,” Parton says. “And she had this beautiful red hair, this beautiful skin, these beautiful green eyes, and she was looking up at me, holding, you know, for an autograph. I said, ‘Well, you’re the prettiest little thing I ever saw. So what is your name?’ And she said, ‘Jolene.’ And I said, ‘Jolene. Jolene. Jolene. Jolene.’ I said, ‘That is pretty. That sounds like a song. I’m going to write a song about that.'”
And write a song, she did.

WATCH: Dolly Parton And Pentatonix Sing ‘Jolene’

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