Jolene – Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, with the Kennedy Center honorees in the Blue Room of the White House during a 2006 reception. From left: singer/songwriter William “Smokey” Robinson; composer Andrew Lloyd Webber; Dolly Parton; film director Steven Spielberg; and conductor Zubin Mehta.

Dolly Parton绝对是一个才女,不像Janis Joplin那样惊艳,而是另一种才华横溢。

年轻的时候便有着极好的音乐表现能力,而之后更是各个领域都有所接触。不谈她所著作的几千首音乐以及对音乐的了解(数量就是铁一般的事实了)。作为一个actress的同时,又以author身份写过剧本,同时还做过producer,各种TV  show的partner,等等一系列的经历,丰富多彩。虽说老来的打扮稍有些”妖艳”,不过正是这样一个自身外表不怎么样的人,懂得自尊自爱,才会勇于去打扮自己,去做出如此多的事业,她绝对是一位值得学习的事业型女性楷模。

就音乐来说,”Jolene”只是master pieces里的一首,非常简单的曲调(有一部分旋律让我想到了smile的butterfly,于是两种流派的对比就显而易见了),加上显而易懂的歌词。让我想到Taylor Swift(Miley Cyrus最近也在听)在这样一个很多情况下偶像派统领半边天的现状下,对创作型,实力派的歌手有非常大的偏好,最近在YY上知道了不少国内的独立音乐人,自己写曲自己组建乐队或者个人演唱,真心是希望能有这个环境给他们崭露头角,而对于’唱吧’这个app,我的看法是翻唱好的也是一种水准,起码歌唱水平能说服人,毕竟这个年头我们身边能写音乐能唱出那种感觉的都浮不上水面。(于是乎又偏题了)

余下全文里再放点图片,视频和她的一张专辑,#The Best of Dolly Parton#

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

值得”背诵”的歌词片段

Jolene, jolene, jolene, jolene

Im 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
Im 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
Hes 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
Im begging of you please don’t take my man
Jolene, jolene, jolene, jolene
Please don’t take him even though you can
Jolene, jolene

(女强人与众不同啊,I DO NEED MONEY)

最后附上大爱的专辑 The Best of Dolly Parton

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