My sad power ballad. I originally released this on the two-song Jackson EP. The tuning is also very similar to “Jackson“: G G D G Bb Eb.
On this song in particular it was difficult to keep the low G string under control and to avoid all the intonation issues tuning that low can bring.
The title comes from Catelyn Stark, a character.from A Song of Ice and Fire (a.k.a. the Game of Thrones books). I was obsessed with reading all the books at the time, and without giving too much away, her story was so tragic, and it fit the mood of this song perfectly.
The music also has a strong Michael Hedges influence. Oddly enough, his influence has become a lot stronger in my music lately, even though it was over ten years ago when I was trying to play his music and listening to it non-stop.