5 Game of Thrones Songs That Every Fan Should Know
If you’ve watched the first episode of Game of Thrones season 7, you should know that the highlight of this episode isn’t about one more Stark getting killed nor Cersei bombs another church, it’s about Ed Sheeran’s cameo!
Just like in the real world, Ed Sheeran’s cameo has a really nice vocal, and singing a new song called “Hands of Gold”. Notably, this isn’t the first time that characters in Game of Thrones singing. The truth is, there are lots of songs in the fictional universe, however, only five of them actually appear in the television series.
Today, I am listing five songs in Game of Thrones which the characters themselves know about. Let’s get it.
1. The Rains of Castamere
The Rains of Castamere is a well-known song in Westeros, and it is dedicated to House Lannister in general and Tywin Lannister in particular.
This Game of Thrones song first appears in the season 2 episode 1, but it is actually noticed by people in the “Red Wedding” in season 3 episode 9. The song is the signal for the forces of House Frey and House Bolton to slaughter the Starks and Tullys.
Till now, many people still cannot believe that Robb Stark will be killed in this way, and then the “Red Wedding” has become the one of most iconic scenes in the TV show history.
2. Hands of Gold
The song is first heard in season 7 episode 1 “Dragonstone”, when Arya comes across Lannister soldiers singing the song, who were sent to keep the peace in the Riverlands, after Arya executes members of house House Frey.
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the song is made by a singer named Symon Silver Tongue about Tyrion and Shae.
3. The Bear and the Maiden Fair
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, The Bear and the Maiden Fair is a somewhat ribald song popular among the small folk and the nobility as well. It describes in a humorous tone the story of a hairy bear that, while going to a fair with a band of three boys and a goat, rescues a maiden who was hoping for a knight. The lyrics used so far in Season 3 of the TV series are slightly rearranged from the version in the books.
From there, to here. From here! To there! All black and brown and covered in hair! He smelled that girl on the summer air! The bear! The bear! The maiden fair!
Oh, I'm a maid, and I'm pure and fair! I'll never dance with a hairy bear! I called a knight, but you're a bear! All black and brown and covered in hair!
He lifted her high in the air! He sniffed and roared and he smelled her there! She kicked and wailed, the maid so fair! He licked the honey all up in her hair! From there to here. From here! To there! All black and brown and covered in hair! He smelled that girl on the summer air! The bear! The bear! The maiden fair!
And the bear, the bear! The maiden fair! And the bear, the bear!
She sighed and she squealed and she kicked the air! Then she sang: My bear! My bear so fair! And off they went into the summer air! The bear, the bear, And the maiden fair!
From there to here. From here! To there! All black and brown and covered in hair! He smelled that girl on the summer air! The bear! The bear! The maiden fair!
And the bear, the bear! The maiden fair! And the bear, the bear! The maiden fair! And the bear, the bear!
4. The Dornishman’s Wife
This Game of Thrones song appeared in the Season 5 episode 6 “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”. It’s from the perspective of a man who had sexual relations with a Dornishman's wife and was apparently mortally wounded by her husband.
5. It’s Always Summer Under the Sea
This song was made up by Princess Shireen Baratheon. After Shireen was burned alive by his father king Stannis Baratheon in season 5 episode 9 “The Dance of Dragons”, this song played again as the ending song. With her beautiful voice, everyone who loves Princess Shireen will be mournful.
ALRIGHT, that’s all for my list.
You can listen to these Game of Thrones songs online, or get the music through the download link.
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