You Win or You Die – Feat Celtic Borders

Thanks to Brian Horton at Cabin fever productions who has made this song so gorgeous.
Thankyou Lin Umstead for the beautiful harp and Caleb Cox for the most haunting Uilleann pipes and low whistle. The sounds you have produced are spine tingling.
Its been such an honor to work with you and I’m so grateful for you efforts.

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  1. Lex October 13, 2011 at 4:39 am

    OMG I’ve been checking back every few days since I first saw this on YouTube – Incredible cover, amazing vocals. So moving! I’m so excited to be able to download the long version! This song has introduced me to you as an artist and I’m really enjoying what I hear so far.


  2. Rosa November 16, 2011 at 6:52 am

    Wonderful !
    from Brazil…thank you so much!

  3. Vladimir November 19, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Such a beautiful song!

  4. Marian December 7, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Just Amazing !!!

  5. Iyatiku January 3, 2012 at 6:09 am

    i first heard this song when searching GOT on youtube after thinking of writing one myself. once i heard this i figured i didn’t need to! i love the vocals and it goes so well with the stroy!! love it!

  6. Penny January 6, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Such an amazing song. I first heard the short version on YouTube and absolutely loved it, but I ADORE this one with the added instruments and vocals. You really need to forward it to the production team or even G.R.R.M. himself!

  7. Thamiris Lima February 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    From Brazil again! I’m falling love for your music…
    Now, it’s the ringtone of my cellphone xD
    Congrats and thank you for this perfect song!

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  9. João Paulo February 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    A música é simplesmente perfect !!

  10. Naomi March 5, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Would it be possible for me to somehow get a hold of the harp score for this song? I would love to play it.

  11. Jonathan March 15, 2012 at 5:39 am

    I downloaded the short version originally, and i’m so happy you have now made the longer version available to download too. Thank you, song is truly magical

  12. Jasnis March 23, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Really good song. Congratz!!!

  13. Jenn April 4, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Very beautiful! Great work!

  14. admin May 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm


    It was my friend Lin that played the harp for this and I think she improvised the piece. Sorry I can’t be any more help.

  15. admin May 4, 2012 at 5:28 pm


    I just saw your beautiful drawing and just wanted to say thank you for mentioning me on your website. Keep up the beautiful work 🙂

  16. Christina May 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm


    thank you for this beauty.


  17. 金馆长 May 13, 2012 at 10:45 am

    也是通过网站看到的,非常的喜欢,找到这里来 代表我身边的亲人朋友向你祝福。你的歌声是在太棒了

  18. Sergiy May 16, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Hi from Ukraine!
    I’m a big fan of George R.R. Martin. And I’m also a big fun of your song since I first heard it
    ! Increadible! Hope you’ll not stop on this and write another one for season two.

    Best wishes, Sergiy

  19. bieu May 21, 2012 at 9:17 pm


    Song is wonderful. Is there a chance for just the instrumental version? Not that I dislike the vocals, it’s just sometimes it’s nice to drown the mind in instruments alone…

  20. Kira May 29, 2012 at 4:48 am

    tnx so much…beautiful song :)))

  21. Ulvar June 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Wow. Just, Wow.

    I don’t think there is any more words needed, really.

  22. Mary June 8, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Beautiful! Truly beautiful!
    That song captures the atmosphere in GoT just perfectly.
    My friend sent me a link to this song, just great work.
    Keep it on that way! 🙂

    Greetings from Germany!

  23. Mr. Doyle June 10, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    The sky is blue, the flower is red, the sugar is sweet and you are.

  24. Ali June 17, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Greetings from Sunny Maldives… I just love your voice and music~!!! I am wondering if you could make a song about the Maldives for use in advertising our country…If you are interested please mail me!! 🙂

    You are very talented and I am very sure you will go very far! Wishing you the best!

    Thank you

  25. Ali June 17, 2012 at 7:36 am

    So very nice!! You are very very talented. If you are interested in making a song for money please contact me.


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  27. Linda July 25, 2012 at 7:14 am

    I love this! Wonderful work.

  28. John July 25, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Hi from Ireland!

    A superb piece of music and thanks for creating this. HBO you need to use this on Series 3!!!!

  29. Carol July 28, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    So beautiful! I love it!

  30. Noigel August 10, 2012 at 5:08 am

    Thanks, really. Thank you very much!

  31. laura Stolmeier September 7, 2012 at 11:17 am

    You have a beautiful voice. I first heard one of your songs on Kitty Bullards Blog-Great Minds Think Aloud. You should be very proud. Your voice can stir a person to their internal core. I applaud your talents. Laura Helland/Stolmeier

  32. Eddie March 18, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Wow – i’m in love with your voice – i believe it can heal wounds!!!

  33. Xuanad April 19, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I have been fascinated by this song since i eared it for the first time. congratulations for your job, its so great!
    I have a question. it could be posible to take de music sheet? we will be pleased if my dougther and I can play it together 🙂

    thanks for your time and for the songs

  34. Karliene April 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Thanks hun, I’m afraid it was all played by ear. I don’t read music. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. 🙁

  35. Joaquim May 22, 2013 at 12:46 am

    I have one word to describe…


    Thanks, for giving me the pleasure to listen such an amazing voice.

  36. Julia May 31, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Wow! I stumbled over your Game Of Thrones-Songs and got addicted!

    Your voice is incredible and your performance just wonderful!!!

    I’ll have all your songs on my computer to listen to them while working on my LARP-stuff.

    And I swear, I’ll check out your site regularly, so I won’t miss any new (Game Of Thrones) Songs!

    Hugs, kisses and THANKS from Cologne, Germany.

  37. Karliene May 31, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Aww thanks so much, so happy you like the music. 🙂

  38. Dimitris June 4, 2013 at 11:36 am

    From Greece,
    Thank you sooo much for this!!! Beautiful lyrics, works great with the tune AND you have a great voice!
    Just what is needed after the Red Wedding episode!

  39. Lauren June 5, 2013 at 3:22 am

    From Singapore,
    You have a really wonderful voice!

  40. Marcelo de Bragança Nunes Leite June 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Querida Karliene.
    Quero parabeniza-la pela linda música.
    Gosto muito de Game of Thrones e me tornei fã de suas interpretações. Um grande beijo para você e sucesso!!

  41. Ivie Nance July 22, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    You brought Game of Thrones to life with this song. The music and your voice fits in with the characters and their environment so perfectly! Wonderful job!!

  42. Leon July 31, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    a cold iron throne
    hold by a queen
    of beauty and song

    And Nothing more to say …

  43. EMVEE August 2, 2013 at 3:26 am

    As yet I have not seen one full episode of the GOT but have read all the books (still waiting like so many for ‘Winds of Winter’ #6) several times now and you have nailed the timeline, stories, and song’s so beautifully I’m actually afraid to ruin it all with watching any part of the series.

  44. Sara July 10, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I am really having a hard time putting my feelings into words, but thank you so so much for doing what you do. You have brought me many tears as well as smiles with your talent and hard work, thank you so much!

    I would love to hear you do ‘Hands of Gold’ from Symon Silver Tongue as this song really stuck with me when reading the books. If you could do that I would be so happy, but then again I am happy with whatever you do, so I can’t say I’d mind if you don’t get around to doing it.

    You have a really big fan here in Switzerland. Wish you all the best!

  45. Karliene July 10, 2014 at 11:50 am

    How sweet you are, thank you so much for such a lovely comment. I’m so happy you’re enjoying my music.
    I’ve never heard “Hands of Gold” but I’ll be sure to look it up. xx

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