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This summer, I was doing a last-minute reread of A Song of Ice and Fire in preparation for the release of A Dance with Dragons, and wound up at some point being inspired to write. And of course I know that the idea of fanfiction fills George R. R. Martin with rage and fear, but this wasn't exactly fanfiction, and besides, the only person who ever saw it was [personal profile] octoberstory, who received the first bit line by line as a series of text messages, that lucky woman.

Anyway, I texted it and then forgot about it, until yesterday, when I was doing a little hard-drive housekeeping and came across it. And why not share, right? If George R. R. Martin insists, I'll take it down, but really, there's nothing new in this one, and besides, I think it's hardly likely to change his game in any way.



(Songfilk to the tune, more or less, of "White Wedding;" the Arya verse in particular doesn't track alongside the original, but then, Billy Idol doesn't keep to a consistent verse structure, which I find sort of painful when I think about it. I fixed it for you, Billy. You can thank me later.)



Red Wedding

Hey, young King Robb Stark, Ned's first-born son
Hey, valiant Robb Stark, Walder Frey's outdone
Hey, feckless Robb, you wed a Westerling
Hey, faithless Robb, betrayal's not the thing
Hey, luckless Robb Stark, guess what?

Tywin's got a few debts to pay
It's a nice day for a Red Wedding
It's a nice day for a Coup de Frey

Hey, Caitlin Stark, you've planned so coolly
Hey, Caitlin Stark, to serve your family
Hey, Caitlin, Robb's undone all your good work
Hey, Caitlin, all those Freys have gone berserk
Hey, mother Caitlin, guess what?

You're on the list at this soiree
It's a nice day for a Red Wedding
It's a nice day for a Coup de Frey

(It's too late)
(You guys are both toast)

Hey, Arya, far from Winterfell
Hey, Arya, the Hound's exiled as well
Hey, Arya, you're just a homeless waif
Hey, Arya, he's hateful but he's safe
Hey, Arya Horseface, guess what?

It's a good idea to run away
It's a nice day for a Red Wedding
It's a nice day for a Coup de Frey

There is nothing fair in this world
There is nothing safe in this world
And there's nothing sure in this world
And there's nothing pure in this world
Look for something left in this world

Coup de Frey
It's a nice day for a Red Wedding
It's a nice day for a Coup de Frey
It's a nice day for a Coup de Frey
It's a nice day for a Coup de Frey

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