Irish Moutarde a French-Canadian rock band with a passion for George R.R. Martin's fantasy books series, Game of Thrones, have combined their two passions to create a Celtic rock version of The Bear and the Maiden Fair, a folk song created by Martin and referred to throughout the series.
The song's lyrics are scattered throughout books two to five, and fans will likely hear a version of The Bear and the Maiden Fair in HBO's series that is less heavy on the electric guitar.
We took the snippets of lyrics that are scattered through books 2 to 5, the band explained in an email to the International Business Times. We adapted them, and we put them on our music and there you go!
According to Irish Moutarde a music video to accompany the song is on the way.
We should have a lot of fun bringing the lyrics to life!
You can also download the track for free at the band's website.
A bear there was, a bear, a BEAR! All black and brown, and covered with hair the Bear! Oh, come, they said, oh come to the Fair! The Fair! Said he, But I'm a Bear! All black and brown, and covered with hair! And down the road from here to there. From here to there! Three boys, a goat, and a dancing bear!
Danced and spun, all the way to the fair! The fair! The fair! Oh, sweet she was, and pure, and fair! The maid with honey in her hair! Her hair! Her hair! The maid with honey in her hair!
Smelled the scent o the summer air. The Bear! The Bear! All black and brown and covered with hair. He smelled the scent on the summer air! He sniffed and roared and smelled it there! Honey on the summer air! Oh, I'm a maid, and I'm pure and fair! I'll never dance with a hairy bear! A bear! A bear! I'll never dance with a hairy bear!
Lifted her high into the air! The bear! The bear! I called for a knight, but you're a bear! A bear! A bear! All black and brown and covered with hair! She kicked and wailed, the maid so fair, but he licked the honey from her hair. Her hair! Her hair! He licked the honey from her hair! Then she sighed and squealed and kicked the air! My bear! She sang. My bear so fair! And off they went, from here to there, the bear, the bear, and the maiden fair.