This just may be the weirdest cameo of British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran in the Game of Thrones season seven premiere, singing a little folksy tune.
The song is lifted from a song which appears in George R.R. Martin’s source material, the Song of Ice and Fire books according to Vanity Fair:
He rode through the streets of the city,
down from his hill on high, O’er the wynds and the steps and the cobbles,
he rode to a woman’s sigh.
For she was his secret treasure,
she was his shame and his bliss.
And a chain and a keep are nothing,
compared to a woman’s kiss
For hands of gold are always cold, but a woman’s hands are warm. . .
Arya Stark appears after the short melody, traveling on horseback when she saw a group of soldiers, including Sheeran. The singer then got a bit of exposure as the soldiers exchanged banter with Arya.
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Co-showrunner David Benioff explained the cameo before: “We knew that Maisie was a big fan of Ed Sheeran and for years we’ve been trying to get him on the show so we can surprise Maisie. This year we finally did it.”
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