When Beyoncé alters the lyrics to Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” her fans go bonkers.

Many years ago, a country song that is now among the most well-known was composed. If it weren’t for the fact that their favorite performers realized how wonderfully the song was done and decided to repeat it, a large portion of the younger generation would not be familiar with it.


This includes Beyoncé, who is well-known for her pop songs, but has gained recognition recently for her versatility as a vocalist. Her admirers were ecstatic to hear her perform country music and even compose some new songs in this regard.

Beyoncé gives “Jolene” a furious makeover, altering both the song’s lyrics and general vibe.

Bey threatens a potential suitor with the line, “I can easily understand why you’re attracted to my man / But you don’t want this smoke, so shoot your shot for someone else,” as Parton begs and pleads with a woman not to steal her lover. Singing, “I had to have this talk with you ’cause I hate to have to act the fool / Your peace depends on how you move, Jolene,” she goes on to exact more explicit retribution.

On Wednesday night, Parton made mention to the “Jolene” cover when she wrote, “Play the original while you wait for @beyonce’s ‘Jolene.’” She also shared a screenshot of the album’s tracklist on her Instagram stories. She uploaded a vintage picture of herself to her grid on Thursday, adding the message, “Just call me Dolly P,” and attaching the song “Texas Hold ‘Em” by Beyoncé.


One of the two standout covers on “Cowboy Carter” is “Jolene,” in which Beyoncé and Tanner Adell perform a duet of the Beatles’ “Blackbird” (called “Blackbird”). She incorporates multiple interpolations throughout the album, including as references to Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’,” the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations,” and what sounds like Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” on the Miley Cyrus duet “II Most Wanted.”


Less than two months have passed since Beyoncé unexpectedly dropped her two singles, “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages,” during the Super Bowl in early February. Now, “Cowboy Carter” is here.She clarified in an Instagram post that the reason she was motivated to write “Cowboy Carter” was because of an experience where she didn’t feel “welcome.” This is probably a reference to a contentious performance she gave at the 2016 Country Music Association Awards with the Dixie Chicks, as they were then known.

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