If there’s one thing fans know and love about Dolly Parton, it’s that she’s a people person, and finds the slightest motivation to start writing a song.
Although most of her songs are borne out of love and hurt emotions, there are stories behind many of those tracks.
Another amazing fact about the 75-year-old, is that she’s an incredible aunt to her nieces and nephews. She once wrote and recorded a song for her niece, whom she said was a big flirt like her.
Keep reading below to find out the name of the lovely song dedicated to her niece.
Parton’s Early Life
Dolly Rebecca Parton was born to Avie Lee Caroline and Robert Lee Parton on January 19, 1946. She was born and bred in Pittman Center, Tennessee with 11 other siblings, three of which are now deceased.
From a young age, Parton was all about family, and because she came from a very large one, she was exposed to a number of experiences, both good and bad.
After she married Carl Dean in 1966, he helped to take care of some of her siblings while continued to progress in her musical career.
Now, Parton has 15 nieces and nephews, including Tever Louise Parton, who died in 2017 at age 36.
Is Parton Close To Her Nieces And Nephews?
Where do you think world’s best aunt came from? Parton came from a large family, and she had a lot of young ones whom she had to look after for a long time.
Showbiz Cheatsheet reported Parton sees her Nieces and Nephews as her grandkids and does her best to take good care of them.
The singer and her husband also contributed in raising these kids, who often refer to them as “Aunt Granny” or “GeeGee” and “Uncle Peepaw” respectively.
Parton and her husband still reside in Nashville, with some family members.
Parton’s Niece Inspired A Song
We noted that Parton always has an inspiration behind a song she decides to release to the world.
While some of these songs relied on love situations, Parton was once inspired by a flirtatious niece named Rebecca Seaver.
In 2014, Parton released a song titled “Lover du Jour” after she saw her niece flirting with a restaurant waiter. According to the singer, she was inspired because her niece, who was 15 years old at the time, was “as big a flirt as her” and it elated her.
Talk about GeeGee of the year!
What Does ‘Lover du Jour’ Mean?
The French title which is translated as “Day Lover,” was an inspiration that Parton got from her young niece at a restaurant.
The song talked about a woman telling her lover that she had no intention of being his “day lover.” The lyrics also contain some additional French words.
Parton revealed during an interview that she had never spoken French before that time, but some people helped her with a few words. However, the singer handled the French words and intonations flawlessly like a pro.