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Jolene

Listen to the song 'Jolene' by the American country music singer Dolly Parton and complete the gaps missing in the lyrics below while listening. It really is quite amazing how something as everyday as listening to song lyrics can improve overall listening comprehension skills. If you're feeling particularly clever you could try and guess the missing words from their context before you listen!


 

 

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene,   
I'm begging of you please don't take my  
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene,   
Please don't take him just because you  
Your beauty is beyond   
With flaming locks of auburn  
With ivory skin and eyes of emerald  
Your smile is like a breath of  
Your voice is soft like summer  
And I cannot compete with  , Jolene

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

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

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

You could have your choice of  
But I could never   again
He's the only   for me, Jolene

I had to have this   with you
My happiness   on you
And whatever you    to do, Jolene

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

 

 

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