Dolly Parton aghast over baby left on her doorstep

Aug 1, 2011 at 1:12 p.m. ET

Dolly Parton's got a whale of a baby tale. Flashback to the '70s and see what the country legend says one fan left on her doorstep.

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Dolly Parton's baby story is so crazy it's hard to believe. During the country star's rocket to fame after the song Jolene debuted in 1974 one fanatical fan took their adoration way too far.

Dolly Parton, pictured here July 28 performing on her Better Day world tour, was horrified to arrive home to a baby on her doorstep. The 65-year-old recently shared the strange but true tale with Fox News.

"Years ago, when I first started being a big star, I had fans that were fanatical. It was when Jolene was a big hit," Dolly Parton explained.

"We came home one day and there was a baby in a box at our gate with a note in it. The note said, 'My name is Jolene, my momma has left me here and she wants you to have me.' Of course, we all freaked out!"

"It wasn't like it was a kitten or a puppy dog. It was a baby named Jolene!"

What's a person to do when finding an abandoned baby on their doorstep? Put in a call to Human Services, just as Dolly Parton did all those years ago.

To this day,  Dolly Parton has no idea what happened to the baby named Jolene that showed up at her door.

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