Dolly Parton’s Slowed-Down “Jolene” is Why the Internet Was Invented

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A couple of summers ago, the world, via the Internet, discovered a slowed-down version of Dolly Parton‘s “Jolene,” that was adequately and alternately titled, “Slow Ass Jolene.”

The slowed-down version of the universal classic uses Parton‘s voice and somehow, it doesn’t get turned into an awful mess of gloom, but a hauntingly cool take on the tune. The original version of the song is a fairly dark tale, usually over-shadowed by Parton’s upbeat personality and sequins, but slowed-down it becomes sad.

Slowed-down and raw, “Jolene” sounds like the homewrecker that she is.


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“Jolene” was originally released in 1973 as the first single and title track from her 13th album.