Dolly Parton’s 1973 hit “Jolene” slowed down to 33 RPM changes the whole meaning of the song

A 45 of Dolly Parton’s 1973 hit “Jolene” played at 33RPM not only sounds cool, it also manages to change the meaning, if only through the actual sound of her voice.

As Andrea DenHoed notes in The New Yorker, “Slow Ass Jolene,” below, transforms Parton’s “baby-high soprano” into something deep, soulful and seemingly, male. As one YouTube poster said, “The story becomes a man begging a woman not to take his man, not that there’s anything wrong with that.”