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"Get Down" is the sixth song in Six the Musical. It is Anna of Cleves' solo song.

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A short break from the stories of how the queens were wronged by Henry VIII, the song is celebrating Anna's riches that she was granted after her divorce from Henry. After the divorce, Anna never remarried and instead received a generous settlement, moving into Richmond Palace and gaining ownership of Hever Castle. Anna boasts about her independence and how she is able to do what she wants because she doesn't have a man holding her back and telling her what to do. The song also makes reference to how Henry was supposedly disappointed with Anna's looks in reality and that he believed her portrait made her look more beautiful than she truly was, with Anna stating that she disagrees and will hang up her portrait for everybody to see.

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Lyrics[]

[ANNA OF CLEVES]
Sittin' here all alone
On a throne
In a palace that I happen to own
Bring me some pheasant, keep it on the bone
Fill my goblet up to the brim
Sippin' on mead and I spill it on my dress
With the gold lace trim
Not very prim and proper
Can't make me stop
I wanna go hunting, any takers?
I'm not fake, 'cause I've got acres and acres
Paid for with my own riches
Where my hounds at? Release the bitches

[ENSEMBLE]
Woof

[ANNA OF CLEVES]
Everyday
Head back for a round of croquet, yeah
'Cause I'm a player
And tomorrow, I'll hit replay

You
You say that I tricked ya
'Cause I
I didn't look like my profile picture
Too
Too bad I don't agree
So I'm gonna hang it up for everyone to see
And you can't stop me, 'cause

I'm the queen of the castle
Get down, you dirty rascal
Get down, get down
Get down, you dirty rascal
Get down, get down
'Cause I'm the queen of the castle

When I get bored, I go to court
Pull up outside in my carriage
Don't got no marriage
So I have a little flirt with the footman
As he takes my fur
As you were
Making my way to the dance floor
Some boys make an advance, I ignore them
'Cause my jam comes on the lute
Looking cute, das ist gut
All eyes on me, no criticism
I look more rad than Lutheranism
Dance so hard that I'm causing a sensation
Okay ladies, let's get in reformation

You
You say that I tricked ya
'Cause I
I didn't look like my profile picture
Too
Too bad I don't agree
So I'm gonna hang it up for everyone to see
And you can't stop me, 'cause

I'm the queen of the castle
Get down, you dirty rascal
Get down, get down
Get down (you dirty rascal)
Get down, get down
'Cause I'm the queen of the castle

Now I ain't saying I'm a gold digger
But check my prenup, and go figure
Got gold chains
Symbolic of my faith to the higher power
In the fast lane
My horses can trot up to twelve miles an hour
Lemme explain
I'm a Wienerschnitzel, not an English flower
No one tells me I need a rich man
Doin' my thing in my palace in Richmond

You
You say that I tricked ya (tricked ya)
'Cause I (I)
I didn't look like my profile picture (no no)
Too
Too bad I don't agree (too bad I don't agree)
So I'm gonna hang it up (Hang it up, hang it up) for everyone to see
And you can't stop, you can't stop me, 'cause

I'm the queen of the castle
Get down, you dirty rascal
Get down (yeah, c'mon, ha!)
Get down (get down with me)
Get down, you dirty rascal
Get down (this is Anna of Cleves)
(Aha-ha-ha, I get, I get)
Get down (ow!)
'Cause I'm the queen of the castle

Trivia[]

  • In the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe production, the line, "Okay ladies, let's get in reformation" was spoken by Anne Boleyn instead of Anna of Cleves.
    • The line itself is a direct reference to Beyoncé's song Formation, in which she says, "Okay ladies, now let's get in formation, 'cause I slay".
  • At the BroadwayCon panel, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss revealed that the "woof" line was spoken by them and that Toby does the sound effects during the "My horses can trot up to twelve miles an hour" line.[1]
  • Originally, Toby and Lucy stated that Get Down was the most difficult song from the show to write, but it has since changed to Heart of Stone.
  • In live versions, Anna interacts more with the audience in between verses, such as talking to an audience member and asking another to stand up and dance.
    • If the audience member doesn't stand up, she makes a joke about Henry being impotent.

Gallery[]

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"But I didn't look as good as I did in my pic..."
To view the Get Down gallery, click here.

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