The Hold Steady "The Bear and the Maiden Fair"

The Hold Steady 'The Bear and the Maiden Fair'
As previously reported, Midwesterner rock group the Hold Steady prepped an interpretation of Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin's "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" to celebrate the fantasy show's new third season, and the tavern-approved track is streaming now for all to hear.

Presented as a punchy pub-punk number, the track has Craig Finn waxing on the tale about a maiden pure and fair and her ursine suitor, which has honey-dripping suggestiveness running wild all throughout it. A boisterous singalong is threaded into the narrative, so get ready to join in while swinging a cup of ale after you push play down below.

The song arrives as a Record Store Day 7-inch this Saturday (April 20), along with the B-side "Criminal Fingers."