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April 30, 2012

WoT: The music of A Game of Thrones (ASOIAF)

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Written by: Dalibor Dimovski

With a name like “A Song of Ice and Fire”, you can expect that music plays an important role in George RR Martin’s books. While the TV series has an incredible soundtrack already, rarely do we hear music that is actually mentioned in the books.

Well, leave it to fans of the series to actually create the pieces, or at least some interesting interpretations. We’ve collected as many individual songs that we could find, sharing them with you below. We know there are several interpretations of each song, so we’ve only highlighted one of each. If you know of any more, feel free to let us know in the comments!

Put the headphones on, sit back, and enjoy!

“The Rains of Castamere” by DouglasHarris0n

Written for Lord Tywin Lannister’s victory over House Reyne

“The Last of the Giants” by 

A song sung by the Wildlings

“The Bear And The Maiden Fair” by Irish Moutarde

A humorous song that describes the exploits of a bear who rescues a maiden

“The Dornishman’s Wife” by 

A song about a man who makes love to a married woman of Dorne, only to die later because of a duel with her husband

“For hands of gold are always cold, but a woman’s hands are warm” by 

There’s no name to this tune that was written to force Tyrion into letting its singer, Symon, perform at the royal wedding of Joffrey

About the Author

Dalibor Dimovski
Dali is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of SideQuesting, as well as the co-Founder of CarDesignFetish and the founder of MakLink. Dali is also a car designer, deejay, and introductory beer-brewer.

  • http://twitter.com/spambot Jonah Gregory

    You also need to check this metal cover of the theme song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYjuj3ggaKA&feature=plcp

    This guy has a lot of really awesome metal versions of songs on his Youtube channel.

  • http://twitter.com/spambot Jonah Gregory

    My initial link accidentally went to his Skyrim cover. I have updated the link, but the “attached” still goes to the wrong one. Sorry for the mix up!

  • kewlrats

    Thanks for the links, Jonah! :)