" With flaming locks of auburn hair
With ivory skin and eyes of emerald green"
while she was away on tour.
This song makes me think of a countryside woman that is very hardworking, farming, taking care of animals, raising kids, cleaning, who lost her youth beauty because of all these works and whose husdband is interested in other young women. She copes with the situation by singing this song to Jolene, telling her that
"You could have your choice of men
But I could never love again
He's the only one for me, Jolene"
Begging Jolene to not take her man.