A bear there was
A bear, a bear!
All black and brown
And covered in hair!

"Oh come," they said
"Come to the fair!"
"The fair?" said he
"But I'm a bear
All black and brown
And covered in hair!"

And down the road
From here to there
Three boys, a goat
And a dancing bear!
They danced and spun
All the way to the fair!

Oh, sweet she was
And pure and fair
The maid with honey
In her hair
The maid with honey
In her hair!

The bear smelled the scent
On the summer air
The bear! The bear!
All black and brown
And covered with hair!
He smelled the scent
On the summer air
He sniffed and roared
And smelled it there
Honey on the summer air!

"Oh, I'm a maid
I'm pure and fair
I'll never dance
With a hairy bear
I'll never dance
With a hairy bear!"

The bear, the bear
Lifted her high
Into the air!
The bear, the bear, the bear!

"I called for a knight
But you're a bear
A bear, a bear
All black and brown
And covered in hair!"

She kicked and wailed
The maid so fair
But he licked the honey
From her hair!
He licked the honey
From her hair!

Then she sighed and squealed
And kicked the air
She sang, "My bear so fair"
And off they went
The bear! The bear!
And the maiden fair!


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The Bear and the Maiden Fair song meanings
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    General Commentreally, no one knows it yet? ok, lets just say maiden has mor than one patch of hair on her. is that sufficient inuendo for you?
    AirborneSwineon August 06, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is from A song of Ice and Fire books, aka Game of Thrones on HBO. The actual meaning of the song is to draw comparisons between the books characters and the "maiden " or the "bear." The maiden hoped for a knight and was rescued by a "bear" instead, a theme paralleled by a few key plot lines in the series. The reference to hair, as previously stated here, although revelant, is not the meaning of the song in its entirety... The odds of being saved, or even falling in love with someone unattractive (black and brown and covered in hair) or undesirable, is more likely a scenario than a "knight" suddenly showing up. Things don't always turn out as they should, or how we imagine they should.
    Ckotzianon September 20, 2013   Link

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