Jolene (Bardcore | Medieval Style)

Jolene, By Dolly Parton (Bardcore/Medieval Style)
Good morrow! I have descended from my cloister once more with another offering for the ravenous rabble.
Silliness aside, I want to thank you all again for helping to make such a wholesome part of the internet. I live for your hilarious comments and witty imaginings, and only wish I had more time to devote to this. I'm back to work, so I can't aspire to weekly videos, but I do endeavour to continue making these.
The art is a composite/partial paint over of three different sources, including: MS Bodley 264, and Lausanne, Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire U 964 - Biblia Porta fol. 178r, and one other that I've had no luck tracking down.
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I beg of thee, pray take not my lord
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I fear, from thee, ‘twould take naught but a word
Thy beauty is beyond compare
With flaming locks of auburn hair
With ivory skin and eyes of emerald green
Thy smile is like a breath of Spring
Thy voice is soft like Summer rain
And I cannot compete with thee
He talketh of thee in his sleep
And alas, I cannot keep
From weeping when I hear thy name
Although it is so plain to see
How little he doth mean to thee
My love for him is boundless as the sea
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I beg of thee, oh please take not my lord
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I fear, from you, ‘twould take naught but a word
Thou couldst have thy choice of men
But I could never love again
He is the only one for me
I would risk both life and limb
To spend my only days with him
My happiness is at thy whim,
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I beg of thee, pray take not my lord
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I fear, from thee, ‘twould take naught but a word


  1. Bernadette Banner

    Bernadette Banner

    7 сарын өмнө


    • Moonpool Gacha

      Moonpool Gacha

      10 өдрийн өмнө

      I knew you would be here!

    • IRON


      12 өдрийн өмнө

      You are a jew and your whole channel is dedicated to cultural appopriation of white culture.

    • StarsInLeaves히


      21 өдрийн өмнө

      Such a pleasant surprise to see you here!

    • American Nomad News

      American Nomad News

      Сарын өмнө

      I hear fibers good for your colon.

    • Kiss the Stars

      Kiss the Stars

      Сарын өмнө

      @Bernadette Banner I just wanted to say that I love your sewing videos

  2. Ryan Lee

    Ryan Lee

    8 цагийн өмнө

    What happened next was Dolly and Jolene had a joust for the lord

  3. Jean-Yves Le Guernic

    Jean-Yves Le Guernic

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Sublime ! Dolly doit adorer !

  4. Audiophile Library

    Audiophile Library

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Abelard would approve methinks

  5. King Muddeth

    King Muddeth

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Cool song but you shoulda drawn the blonde with huge tits that’ve been more realistic lol

  6. Chris Terrell

    Chris Terrell

    Өдрийн өмнө

    excellent! you have a new fan!! :D

  7. Daniel Meeker

    Daniel Meeker

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Korn, "Got The Life" We demand it.

  8. Jess_Dr.NurseMD


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    A Cruel Angel’s Thesis could never

  9. kristenj2009


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    GUYS I NEED HELP I can't remember the original lyrics anymore...

  10. Victor Cavalcanti

    Victor Cavalcanti

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I always felt bad for the character the singer represents, but this took that feeling up quite a notch. She'd be better without that man :'(

  11. sull iam

    sull iam

    6 өдрийн өмнө

  12. Chain Chompsky

    Chain Chompsky

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I can imagine entire renaissance TV drama based off of all of this wonderful music!

  13. supensa ten

    supensa ten

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    You have a voice of a angel I've listened to this song 6 times today 😆 keep it up you siren ☺️

  14. hariputter


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Can you do Maid of Orleans? That would be awesome

  15. Cherub


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    This is so beautiful, please make more❤️

  16. wags83


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    I love how about half the lyrics don't even need to be changed

  17. 8Bactrian Pollicem

    8Bactrian Pollicem

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    More Jacqui McPhee than van Bingen. Absolutely brill.

  18. Mads


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Hear me out this but...but she says Boleyn instead of Jolene and its supposed to be Catherine of Aragon singing about Anne stealing Henry :O

  19. Eddie Dash

    Eddie Dash

    8 өдрийн өмнө


  20. marshall Schaefer

    marshall Schaefer

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    my new belief is that this song is from the middle ages it works too well

  21. Gallaxyk


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    This send shivers down my spine and motivates me to give my lovely reader what they've been begging for for four months.......

  22. si sashi

    si sashi

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Binging on my new favorite channel

  23. J r

    J r

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    All the people who commented on this video really made me want to down vote you even though your talented the people talking in your thread are about as smart as the help I get at work 😂

  24. Michael The Brave

    Michael The Brave

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    I've been collecting early music since the age of 12. This is the most amazing musical discovery I've ever made on MNmore.

  25. Amelia Brown

    Amelia Brown

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Words can not express how much I love this. It’s been seven months and I keep coming back

  26. Elizabeth Dowling

    Elizabeth Dowling

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    The only time I leave autoplay on is for Bardcore

  27. Nadia Goode

    Nadia Goode

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Amusing:) although plausible whether St Hildegard would write about ‘a choice of men’:)))

  28. Monsieur Commissaire

    Monsieur Commissaire

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    This first appeared on TheeTube®

  29. Siim Kask

    Siim Kask

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Man there are some amazing people in the world, huh

  30. Jk Moon

    Jk Moon

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    I love this ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  31. eimear keaveney

    eimear keaveney

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    “thy voice is soft like summer rain” that line is so pretty-

  32. Kali Uchiha

    Kali Uchiha

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Jolene, don't take my man, just take me.

  33. S M

    S M

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Woooow 🤍😍

  34. M. The Bug

    M. The Bug

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Cathrine of Aragon @ Anne Boleyn:

  35. Josey Bryant

    Josey Bryant

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Thank God, Dolly told the world what Jolene was up to!

  36. domisthebomb09


    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Jolene: exists Dolly: I now diagnose you with being a witch

  37. Hamish Cameron

    Hamish Cameron

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Do you think you can upload work from 9to 5 by Dolly Parton (hardcore/medieval style🇬🇧

  38. Irfan Syahril

    Irfan Syahril

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    Man this got recommended just after I listened to the episode of Dolly Parton’s America

  39. Jungleland33


    16 өдрийн өмнө

    I have absolutely no idea how I got here, but I'm glad I did. 😁

  40. Thomas Debesse

    Thomas Debesse

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    Ami prestez l’oreille à icelle si finement cantillée mélodie octroyée par nostre révérendissime Hildegard von Blingin' en laquelle escoute mon parti establi grande apreciation avecque la complainte de Dame Rebecca Dolorès de Parton qui ne sçait ainsi estre mieux estimée ni recevoir meilleur honneur.

  41. Olympia Alexaki

    Olympia Alexaki

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    The jolene of upper parton......

  42. Harold Denuna

    Harold Denuna

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    Thy muse.. Have thee already put this in the 'tick of the took...' for us to mouth our lips in the unison to thy voice or dance with it

  43. Swapnil Rai

    Swapnil Rai

    17 өдрийн өмнө


  44. Poelmeister


    17 өдрийн өмнө

    Technically, I’m not sure if they would know what ivory was in that age. Would they?

  45. booper dooper

    booper dooper

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    Hildegrad is a bad ass name

  46. gracely77


    18 өдрийн өмнө

    I needed this. The comments are hilarious 😆

  47. Miguel Galang

    Miguel Galang

    18 өдрийн өмнө


  48. doctir daddy

    doctir daddy

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    you even drew her with auburn hair and eyes of emerald green lmfao

  49. Marcos Vargas Morán

    Marcos Vargas Morán

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    pffffft, I thought this was Jolene by Ray Lamontagne. (^ヘ^ )

  50. Dreyhov


    19 өдрийн өмнө

    dam.... well done

  51. ellie


    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Boleyn boleyn boleyn bolyen

  52. Leon Edralev

    Leon Edralev

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    the 733 that disliked are Jolene SIMPS

  53. Abyss Strider

    Abyss Strider

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    This sounds better than the original wtf

  54. R. McBride

    R. McBride

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    Really enjoyed that! Well done!

  55. Raven Bell

    Raven Bell

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    I used to listen to the Sister of Mercy song, This version came on via autoplay while I was reading something and I am pleasantly surprised!

  56. Paul 73

    Paul 73

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    (a great song works in any style) + (great artists don't borrow they steal) = Masterpiece

  57. Mr. D. Rektor Studios

    Mr. D. Rektor Studios

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    I love that the descriptions of Jolene don’t need “translating” into middle English

  58. NomadRussian


    24 өдрийн өмнө

    Thou knowest how I love thy voice!)

  59. Harriet Parsons

    Harriet Parsons

    24 өдрийн өмнө

    How can a person make a cover this good?! I love how you changed the lyrics!!

  60. Anestis Loulas

    Anestis Loulas

    24 өдрийн өмнө


  61. Ray Last

    Ray Last

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    This has always been a dumb song: if your partner is actually susceptible to being „stolen“ by someone who is simply „really good looking“ then they have already stopped being your partner and you are better off without them.

  62. Pinka13 _ _

    Pinka13 _ _

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    Now I'm curious as to what a medieval "Before He Cheats" would sound like...

    • Linda Flores

      Linda Flores

      22 өдрийн өмнө

      "Ere he doth go astray"?

  63. Inez De Kleine

    Inez De Kleine

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    I don't know how I got here, but I plan to stay.

  64. psammiad


    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Beautiful voice, and cleverly adapted lyrics 😊

  65. frances quinn-escott

    frances quinn-escott

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Any chance of "Unchained Melody"?

  66. padmé amidala

    padmé amidala

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Are we sure that they aren't talking about Triss Merigold

  67. Jacob James

    Jacob James

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    when my husband and i live close to the edge of the village with our chickens and my husband begins speaking of a witch he sees in the wood

  68. S Venter

    S Venter

    26 өдрийн өмнө


  69. CrispTomato94


    27 өдрийн өмнө

    This slaps harder than a flagellant’s whip.

  70. Carl Franz

    Carl Franz

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    Nicely done, superb arrangement. Good on you.

  71. mavigogun


    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Played at 1.5x speed, not bad.

  72. Ally Tylock

    Ally Tylock

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Clicked on this as a joke but this actually fuckin SLAPS lol

  73. Naomi Grace

    Naomi Grace

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    the beginning sounds like the intro to the Crown on nerflix...

  74. Illy K

    Illy K

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    Playing Crusader Kings 3 and just hope my heiress will not be dumped for some Jolene...

  75. harewood light

    harewood light

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    Prefer this version. Lovely. ❤️

  76. Stina Bringsarve

    Stina Bringsarve

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    When will you be on Spotify? :)))))

  77. nickdryad


    29 өдрийн өмнө

    Excellent. Reminds me of LeLibre Vermelle de Monserrat.

  78. shimmerycorners


    29 өдрийн өмнө


  79. Lily Intinarelli

    Lily Intinarelli

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    Toss a coin to your Witcher sounds a lil different here

  80. TS


    29 өдрийн өмнө

    It would have been better if you could have twisted a line to reference polishing his bare bodkin.

  81. rex mundi

    rex mundi

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    Ahh, so this is the original version. Nice.

  82. Suhrid Bansal

    Suhrid Bansal

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    Wonderfully composed.. Excellent conversion into midieval togue..

  83. Nacho FG

    Nacho FG

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    Blessings for thou, lady Hildegard

  84. Ritercrazy


    29 өдрийн өмнө

    If you can take him, you can have him!

  85. Stark Raven

    Stark Raven

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    This is one of those timeless classics that can make a good singer sound amazing and an amazing singer sound transcendent. Kudos to you, fair lass.

  86. Pdoubleyou


    Сарын өмнө

    It would be great if you could cover The Piglets ~ Johnny Reggae from 1971

  87. Runa Reinert

    Runa Reinert

    Сарын өмнө


  88. Janice Sullivan

    Janice Sullivan

    Сарын өмнө

    I love the song as Dolly sings it, but I really appreciate this alternative version. Thank you.

  89. Hendrie Falke

    Hendrie Falke

    Сарын өмнө

    Imagining what the neighbors will be thinking of this on a Saturday evening???

  90. Bree M Lew

    Bree M Lew

    Сарын өмнө


  91. Flannel


    Сарын өмнө

    I’m in love with this voice

  92. Robert Snearly

    Robert Snearly

    Сарын өмнө

    Omg! I took a chance and loved it. I wonder if Dolly has heard this yet. I think she would squeal and giggle and say I love this. 😊

  93. truthtopower


    Сарын өмнө

    Please tell me that you do not do the illustrations too. That much talent in any one human being is so unfair!!!

  94. Vandoeun Long

    Vandoeun Long

    Сарын өмнө

    when my friends ask what my favorite genre is.

  95. Zelda Anne Link

    Zelda Anne Link

    Сарын өмнө

    i would like to request "come on Eileen"

  96. Robust Misconcepiton

    Robust Misconcepiton

    Сарын өмнө

    Omg her voice is stunning, goosebumps! Imagine her singing this in latin asdlgknasdglkn

  97. James Pasifull

    James Pasifull

    Сарын өмнө

    Mmm, I wonder how ZZ Top's 'sharp-dressed man' would translate?!?! 😲

  98. Just Some Elf-maid With Internet Access

    Just Some Elf-maid With Internet Access

    Сарын өмнө

    This Channel ... tis Valimar returned to the round sky!

  99. TheHappyKamper


    Сарын өмнө

    Somehow I don't think that's Dolly Parton singing 🤣

  100. Lucy


    Сарын өмнө

    You've heard of the Paston women . . . Now get ready for the Parton woman!