Westeros Coffee in a Cardboard Cup

by Frank Riccobono

Now, I'll be the first to admit that even my keen prop-master eyes did not notice the now-infamous coffee cup in halls of Winterfell last night. That said, those at the intersection of Game of Thrones and Musical Theater fans may appreciate this little ditty by way of Kander and Ebb

The trouble with the North today it seems to me is coffee in a cardboard cup.

The trouble with the Westeros society is coffee in a cardboard cup.

No one’s every cautious here or circumspect
Always making plans here that their foes suspect.

No one wastes a minute speaking pleasantly like “Good, my lord”, “Not Today!”, “Are you going to bend the knee”

The trouble with the North today is plain to see is everything is hurry up.

It’s ending soon. No more show. Only two more episodes,
and dragons! Iron thrones! Dire wolves! Bodies and bones! And coffee in a cardboard cup.

The trouble with the faux mediaeval life we lead is coffee in a cardboard *doo wa doo wa doo wa doo wa*

The trouble as the Citadel would all agree is coffee in a cardboard *wa wa wa wa*

Tell me what could possibly be scarier, than a ruler riding dragons that will carry her.
Seems to me a commoner would much prefer a "Afternoon, you look cold? Would you some fire and fur?

The trouble with the North today is plain to see is everything is hurry up
There's fights at night, speedy trips, sudden twists, and smirking lips
And coffee, I think we saw coffee, I know we saw coffee, I'm sure we saw coffee, in a cardboard cup

The trouble with the North today beyond a doubt is coffee in a cardboard cup 
The trouble is the way they take a shorter route like coffee in a cardboard cup
No one knows the meaning of “be merciful” and goes on taking everything so personal
Seems to me we wouldn't be such nervous wrecks with "time to breathe, time to think, lower budget for effects"

The trouble with the North today is plain to see is everything is hurry up
It's all become “wrap it up” without the time to strike a cup of coffee (coffee, coffee, etc.)

Coffee in a cardboard cup!

Dark! Sad! Bleak! Gritty! Grim! Stark! Swift! Pity!
Yikes!
Oh, I gotta tweet!
Hurry up!

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