Friday, February 11, 2011

A Bank Teller Crushing on Dolly’s Husband The Inspiration To The Song ‘Jolene’

‘Jolene’, according to Spinner is a haunting, pleading tune about an insecure wife, covered by the White Stripes, 10,000 Maniacs and Olivia Newton-John. 

It was inspired by a little redheaded girl named Jolene, who asked Parton for an autograph. Though the girl had red hair and green eyes -- like the Jolene in the 1974 song -- the tune's character was inspired by another ginger-coiffed woman, a bank teller who had a crush on Parton's husband.  

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