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John Legend upgrades the ‘Downton Abbey’ theme music with lyrics

It's accurate, that's for sure.

 

Michelle Jaworski

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Published Mar 8, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 3:04 am CDT

Downton Abbey may have just wrapped up its six-year run on Sunday night, but it’s never too late to add your own colorful lyrics to it.

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John Legend’s take on the instrumental theme encompasses the heart of the show while simultaneously pointing out that yes, the British costume drama was a little silly. But between Mary and Edith’s fights; the many, many Dowager Countess disses; and the gossip often traded over a meal, it’s pretty accurate.

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Someone hire Legend if that Downton Abbey movie ever happens.

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*First Published: Mar 8, 2016, 10:01 am CST