Credited to Marquis de Tren and Bonny Billy, Get on Jolly is performed by Will Oldham along with Dirty Three member and Tren Brother Mick Turner. With words adapted from Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), a Nobel Prize-winning poet from India, Oldham sings in a somber, yet expressive mode, giving an air of sacredness to the effort. Turner's low-key accompaniment, meanwhile, provides a loose, meandering minor-key backdrop. Though a pleasant enough listen, Get on Jolly is by no means an essential release for either artist; only ardent fans will find it worth their while.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Nickey