As far as songs about infidelity go, they don’t get much more iconic and instantly recognisable than Dolly Parton‘s ‘Jolene’. And it turns out the queen of country had a recent run in with the titular woman.
Speaking to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, Parton said that, not long ago, she saw Jolene – some 45 years after the song was written.
“The real story was about my husband…and this girl that worked at the bank when we first got married,” she said.
“He was spending more time at the bank than we had money, and I thought “well, that ain’t gon’ work out too good.”
“I did see Jolene not so long ago – she’s not so hot now. She used to have that beautiful red hair, now she’s grey. She used to have a little tight butt, now it’s a tight spot getting her butt through the door.”
Dolly Parton is busy promoting her upcoming Netflix show Heartstrings. Kacey Musgraves also appeared on the show to perform her new song ‘Glittery’, from her upcoming Amazon Christmas special.
Watch the full interview below.