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The Hold Steady

"The Bear and the Maiden"

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April 29, 2013

How's this for codpiece-busting fantasy fulfillment? The quintessential bar band shoulders through a drinking song written for Game of Thrones – with bear-meets-girl lyrics by George R.R. Martin himself. The show's composer, Ramin Djawadi, wrote the music, but it sounds like prime Hold Steady, with wittily observed romantic confusion meeting guitar solos and a beer-sloshing chorus.

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