As of November 2016 "Jolene (Live Under Blackpool Lights)" was released as a live single by American garage rock band The White Stripes. Mindy Smith covered "Jolene" in 2003, both for her debut album One Moment More and the Dolly Parton tribute album Just Because I'm a Woman.Parton described this cover as her favorite version of the song.Because everyone should be able to decide their own path in life, based on the truth.Women especially should do this for each other, since our self-worth can still be so wrapped up in our partners.Join us as we talk about the minds, lives, and mysteries of animals …in the wild and in our homes. Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Josh Ritter and Mary Chapin Carpenter penned tunes for the release.The song "The President Sang Amazing Grace", written by Zoe Mulford, is alone worth the price of the CD."Jolene" tells the tale of a woman confronting Jolene, a stunningly beautiful woman, who she believes is trying to steal away her lover and begging her "please don't take my man." Throughout the song, the woman implores Jolene "please don't take him just because you can." According to Parton, the song was inspired by a red-headed bank clerk who flirted with her husband Carl Dean at his local bank branch around the time they were newly married.
This version of Jolene is equally heartbroken to learn that the man who loves her belongs to another woman and expresses her pain at being painted as a heartless temptress by the original song.
I’ve previously shared on this site a few quotes from a woman named Glennon Doyle Melton, founder of “Momastery” and author of “Carry On, Warrior”. I do it for my kids, because it kills me for them to see me not operating at full capacity. I’ve rambled on and on to people about bipolar and how important it is to have awareness of mental illnesses. Which brings me back to my original point: nobody is going to ask because I don’t look like I need help.