Dolly Parton, “Shinola”

Dolly’s had enough, and as you’d expect from Ms. Parton, she doesn’t mince words as she gives this arrogant jerk the proverbial boot: “You don’t know love from shinola/With You, love is not what I found/A woman needs someone to hold her/Not someone to just lay her down.”

This song is silly, but it will surely elicit a smile. Dolly’s bitter-tinged lyrics amusingly display her potty mouth, her performance has attitude and the energetic production are absolutely infectious.

Written by Dolly Parton

Grade: A-

Listen: Shinola

Buy: Shinola

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2 Responses to Dolly Parton, “Shinola”

  1. Hooray! Can’t wait to hear this one–my students have really enjoyed our discussions of Dolly’s music, songwriting, and image this semester.

  2. LeeannNo Gravatar

    Miss Kitty, I think you’ll like this one!