The Seasons of My Love

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"The Seasons of My Love",[1] also called "Seasons of My Love",[2] is a Myrish love song that is popular in Westeros. It is sweet, and sad if the words are understood.[1] The tune is also sad and sweet.[3]

Lyrics

The order of each verse is not known, as the song has not yet been sung in its entirety within the books. Known verses include:

I loved a maid as fair as summer
with sunlight in her hair.[4]

I loved a maid as red as autumn
with sunset in her hair.[3]

I loved a maid as white as winter
with moonglow in her hair.[5]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

In the Mountains of the Moon, Tyrion Lannister whistles the tune, and mentions to Bronn that Tysha, the first girl he ever bedded, used to sing the song. Bronn notes that he has heard the song in inns and whorehouses.[1]

A Clash of Kings

Ser Lancel Lannister sings the song to Queen Cersei Lannister within the Red Keep,[4] while Rymund the Rhymer sings it at Riverrun.[3]

A Storm of Swords

Marillion sings "Seasons of My Love" when Lysa Arryn weds Petyr Baelish at the Fingers.[2]

Behind the Scenes

"The Seasons of My Love" may have been inspired by "Seasons in the Sun", a translation of a Belgian song, which was popular when George R.R. Martin was a young man.

References