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John Legend Debuts Truthful Lyrics for 'Downton Abbey' Theme Song
PBS aired the Downton Abbey series finale stateside Sunday night, and though it tied up loose ends regarding the future of its many characters, it left one area forever unattended — its theme song.
Thankfully, Jimmy Kimmel recruited John Legend to pen a few fitting lyrics for the haunting tune, which he debuted on Tuesday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live! episode.
While some of the lines are purely narrative — such as "Mary and Edith love to fight / we dress in formal wear for dinner almost every night" and "We have a footman who is gay / he's always carrying a tray" — some go one step further to comment on the period drama.
For example, "Everyone we know is very white / we don't have one black friend," sang Legend.
Plus, right next to a giant picture of Maggie Smith, Legend sang of her beloved character, the Dowager Countess, "Grandmamma is always such a witch / she needs to get laid."
Watch the video below.