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

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