“Jolene” has always had a life of its own. Dolly Parton’s classic “please don't take my man" number from 1973 has been covered by Pentatonix and Jack White, appeared on a mixtape compiled by The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett, and it’s now a killer meme, flying on social media after it was shared by the Queen of Country herself.
The country great posted a meme that works the characters of the song into a stock photo: there’s the hot third party walking on by; the dumbstruck, distracted boyfriend; and the mortified girlfriend.
It’s unclear who made the meme, but it’s notched-up more than 200,000 likes and 60,000 retweets in a matter of hours. This is Dolly’s world, after all.