Game of Thrones may have just dropped a major hint about whether Jon Snow or Daenerys Tagaryen might have to choose between each other and the Iron Throne after the war. It pops up a number of times, the most prominent of which is when Arya hears it during her time with the Brotherhood Without Banners. During the episode, Tyrion, Jaime, Brienne, Podrick, Davos, and Tormund are drinking by the fire as they mentally prepare for the coming battle. Always happy to try to lighten the mood over a drink with friends, Tyrion asks if anyone knows a song. Game of Thrones has used music as a storytelling device throughout the entire series. Her storyline takes place before the events of the television series. In the end, he has to give up his rightful claim to the throne for her.
Jenny of Oldstones
It was included in two separate parts in the second episode of the series' eighth season , " A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms ". In the first instance of the song, it was performed during the episode by character Podrick Payne , portrayed by Scottish actor Daniel Portman. The song then played during the episode's end credits, performed by British indie rock band Florence and the Machine.
What is the meaning of “Jenny’s Song?”
This post contains frank discussion of several plot points from Season 8, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones. Just when you thought Game of Thrones had wrung all the tears out of you with that Jaime and Brienne scene, in comes sweet Podrick Payne with a song that not only played beautifully over some shots of our heroes on, possibly, their last night on earth, but sent a shock wave of recognition through book readers watching the show. Here are the full lyrics as Pod sings them shout out to Daniel Portman coming through with a lovely tenor :. High in the halls of the kings who are gone Jenny would dance with her ghosts. The ones she had lost and the ones she had found And the ones who had loved her the most. And she never wanted to leave Never wanted to leave. Never wanted to leave. The tradition of a song on the night before battle is, likely, as old as battle itself. Jenny had a doomed love affair with Prince Duncan Targaryen who abdicated his throne in order to marry her.
Well, specifically, the song Podrick sings on the eve of battle, set over shots of our heroes reckoning with what could very well be the final night of their lives. Aside from being hauntingly beautiful hell of a set of pipes on Daniel Portman! High in the halls of the kings who are gone, Jenny would dance with her ghosts In fact, it matters even more in the show. Given his more direct relationship to Daenerys in the TV series in the books, the line of succession fell from Duncan to his brother Jaehaerys II, and then to his son, Aerys II , it means without Duncan giving up the throne and marrying Jenny, Aerys II might never have come to sit on the Iron Throne.