Get Down

Album: I'm a Writer, Not a Fighter (1973)
Charted: 1 7
  • Told you once before
    And I won't tell you no more
    Get down, get down, get down
    You're a bad dog baby
    But I still want you 'round

    You give me the creeps
    When you jump on your feet
    So get down, get down, get down
    Keep your hands to yourself
    I'm strictly out of bounds

    Once upon a time I drank a little wine
    Was as happy as could be, happy as could be
    Now I'm just like a cat on a hot tin roof
    Baby what do you think you're doin' to me

    Told you once before
    And I won't tell you no more
    So get down, get down, get down
    You're a bad dog baby
    But I still want you 'round, around
    I still want you around

    I don't give a damn
    And I'd like you if you can to
    Get down, get down, get down
    You're a bad dog baby
    But I still want you 'round Writer/s: Gilbert O'Sullivan
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Seventh Mist from 7th HeavenBut unlike Elvis's Hound Dog, maybe this one could catch a rabbit.
  • Chuck Long from CaliforniaFrom the August 2, 1973 edition of Rolling Stone:

    "My lyrics are very British, and to me the girl in 'Get Down' is behaving like a dog - she's jumping up on him, so 'get down!' That's all."

    http://www.gilbertosullivan.net/in_print/rolling_stone_02.htm
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 17th 1973, "Get Down" by Gilbert O'Sullivan entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #76; and on August 12th it peaked at #7 (for 2 weeks) and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on April 7th it reached #1 (for 1 week) on the United Kingdom's Singles chart, it also peaked at #1 in his native Ireland...
    Between 1972 and 1974 he had six Top 100 records; with half of them making the Top 10, his other two Top 10 records were "Alone Again (Naturally)" (peaked at #1 for 6 weeks in 1972) and "Clair" (reached #2 for 2 weeks also in 1972)...
    Mr. O'Sullivan, born Raymond Edward O'Sullivan, will celebrate his 68th birthday this coming December 1st, 2014..
  • Steve from Whittier, CaI always knew that this was about a dog!
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