Dolly Parton Wrote a Hilarious Poem About Coronavirus – And It’s Exactly What We All Needed To Hear

Dolly Parton is sick of staying home like the rest of us and she decided to write a poem about…


Lauren Jo Black

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April 9, 2020


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Dolly Parton; Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Dolly Parton is sick of staying home like the rest of us and she decided to write a poem about it.

Putting her signature touch of humor on the situation, Parton shared the poem in a video across her social media channels on Thursday (April 9).

The poem goes like this:

This too shall pass as all things will
If the virus don’t kill us, the stay at home will
The kids are bored and restless, they scream and yell and squawk
The teens and tweens are just plain mean, they bite your bleepin’ head off
All those loving couples that were once so sweet and cozy, now they fight like cats and dogs like Donald and Pelosi
Lord, get us back to school and get us back to work and get us out of this dagum house before someone gets hurt
Lord, please find a vaccination in the form of a shot or a pill because if the virus don’t kill us, they stayin home will

The country music icon has been active on social media while self-quarantining, sharing words of encouragement with fans on a regular basis. Recently, she made headlines by donating $1 million to Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center to help fund research to find a cure for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.