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Dolly Parton covers Bon Jovi

by Charli McKenzie

~~ Dolly Parton performed a more gospel-sounding cover of Bon Jovis rock tune, Lay Your Hands on Me.

The song is on her upcoming album, Blue Smoke, which is set for release in the US on May 13. She previewed the song during a show on her tour in Australia in February. The country legend says that she found an alternate meaning in the song than may have been originally intended.

When I first heard that song, years ago, I thought, Wow, that sounds so much like a gospel tune with asking God to lay his hands on you'. I grew up in a Pentecostal church, where we believed in healing and laying your hands, and praying for people who were sick and all that.