The White Stripes - "Jolene" (Dolly Parton cover)
It’s not uncommon for an artist to change the “he’s” to “she’s” or vice versa in their cover of a song. Of course it’s not necessary, but it’s expected. Interestingly enough, Jack White didn’t choose to switch the lyrics of “Jolene” around. He left everything in the point of view it was written in. The only change was the actual sound of the song. Instead of the country twang that goes hand in hand with any Dolly Parton song, The White Stripes played it with their own raw, bluesy style. Jack can’t quite hit the notes the way Dolly Parton does, but the raspy tone in his voice makes up for that fact, adding a different charm to the song.