There’s No Escape From The Judgment Of The Eldritch One Jolene.
January 9, 2019 11:32 AM   Subscribe

Jolene: Horror Version performed by Elli Jelly. It started as a Tumblr comment and was crowd sourced into something bigger. Now, you can enjoy it in your headphones as you wait for Jolene to awake from her slumber and take everyone's men... straight to the dark realms. Soundcloud version. posted by Joey Michaels (12 comments total) 55 users marked this as a favorite
Loved this! Thank you for sharing
posted by CMcG at 11:42 AM on January 9, 2019 [1 favorite]

Oh, that is delightful. I saw a little sliver of the original tumblr riffing somewhere (probably mltshp) and enjoyed it just in writing like that, but I'm super glad it made its way to a proper recording.
posted by cortex at 12:08 PM on January 9, 2019 [1 favorite]

The internet has created a lot of bad things, but the Lovecraft-Parton mashup is a delightful example of the good.

Also, I love her voice.
posted by Ruki at 12:31 PM on January 9, 2019 [8 favorites]

I left Tumblr because the site has become relentlessly awful (my posts getting flagged and deleted while porn blogs still run wild). I'm going to miss this sort of collaborative meme-ing.
posted by LindsayIrene at 4:47 PM on January 9, 2019 [1 favorite]

My new favorite thing.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:46 AM on January 10, 2019 [1 favorite]

Funny. I shared the Facebook post after seeing this here, tagging a friend that would definitely like this, joking about wanting to see this expanded with a cover of, say, 9-5, and just a couple minutes later Elli Jelly commented on the shared post with a short snippet of an eldritch 9-5.
posted by Ghidorah at 8:50 AM on January 10, 2019 [2 favorites]

You say, I took the Name in vain
Your voice is soft like summer rain
And I cannot compete with you

She tied you to her kitchen chair
With flaming locks of auburn hair
And from your lips she drew
Jolene …
posted by mbrubeck at 10:06 AM on January 10, 2019 [2 favorites]

posted by Joey Michaels at 10:25 AM on January 10, 2019

Jolene on me
When you're not strong
And I'll steal your man
I'll use my greeeeeen eeeeeeyes
posted by cortex at 10:33 AM on January 10, 2019 [3 favorites]

Synchronicity, after work today: a busker on the northbound Red Line platform at South Station was starting 'Jolene' as I got to the southbound platform.
It took me a few minutes to confirm that the busker was sticking to the original lyrics.
I was disappointed.
posted by Mutant Lobsters from Riverhead at 4:54 PM on January 10, 2019 [2 favorites]

Good follow up to H.P. Joelcraft (previously)
posted by dreamling at 8:23 AM on January 17, 2019 [1 favorite] link to lyrics, since the Tumblr has disappeared.
posted by pharm at 3:43 AM on February 8, 2019

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