This cover is off the chain-mail.
If you scour the internet long enough you will find thousands of covers for Dolly Parton’s classic 1973 hit “Jolene.” Unfortunately most of those covers don’t come close to Parton’s perfection but every once in awhile you do stumble across a version that truly stands out. In this instance, YouTube singer Hildegard Von Blingin’ churned out a medieval cover that is so good you could say she slayed it.
The unique twist on the classic hit tweaks the lyrics to fit in with the ye olden theme but still drives home the idea that Jolene was a no-good runaround, no matter what the era. “He talketh of thee in his sleep, and alas I cannot keep, from weeping when I hear thy name Jolene,” Von Blingin’ wails.
This isn’t the first time the popular, viral sensation has gone medieval on our asses as she has dropped remakes of other big hits such as “Bad Romance,” “Pumped Up Kicks” and “Creep.”
The cover is pretty cool and if nothing else an interesting way to enjoy a song we all love. Check out the video below to hear the whole song and click here to see what other Von Blingin’ tunes you can jam to.
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