Have You Seen This? Toddler's adorable version of 'Jolene'

Posted January 31

THE PLAYROOM — I don’t know about you, but every time I see a video pop up on social media that involves Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” I cannot stop myself from clicking.

Even if you don’t like country music (and I generally do not), there’s something charming and joyous about Parton specifically and her music in general. She is a performer who embraces herself and her craft wholeheartedly, and it certainly shows.

That’s why it’s no surprise that people still listen to and cover Parton’s hit from 1974, “Jolene.” Even the wee babes are getting in on the listening pleasure, ensuring that a whole new generation of people will be brought up listening to what musical talent sounds like.

This video is not what you would call a formal cover of “Jolene,” but that’s exactly what makes it adorable. It’s simply a toddler named Sophia playing and almost absentmindedly singing the first two lines of the song.

It really hits the level of cuteness overload when the camera pans to Sophia’s face and you can see she is singing with as much soul as a 2-year-old can muster.

Parton herself saw the video and tweeted about it, saying that when young fans cover her songs it “warms her heart.” It'll probably warm your heart too.

Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in the ridiculous that internet serves up, which means she's more than grateful that she gets to cruise the web for amazing videos to write about. Follow her on Twitter at @monstergar.


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