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"The Queen Sings"
Song Information
Written by Alan Zachary &
Michael Weiner
Duration 1:36
Release date May 5, 2017
Show Information
Appears in "The Song in Your Heart"
Song Chronology
Previous Song "Powerful Magic"
Next Song "Love Doesn't Stand a Chance"
♫ Oh, great. You're singing, too
This whole thing is deranged. ♫
—The Evil Queen to the Magic Mirror src

"The Queen Sings" is a song featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner. It débuts in the twentieth episode of the sixth season.

This song was released on May 5, 2017, as part of Once Upon a Time: The Musical Episode.


Before First Curse
Tortured by a Singing Spell cast by the Blue Fairy to grant Snow White's wish, the Evil Queen approaches her Magic Mirror hoping to learn more, only to discover that the Magic Mirror is singing, too. The Magic Mirror warns the Evil Queen that the spell will not be easy to defeat as the entire kingdom is filled with the power of music, showing her Grumpy and the other Dwarves, Geppetto, Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket, Granny, and Snow White and Prince Charming singing as examples. Irritated, the Evil Queen demands that he stop. ("The Song in Your Heart")

After finding a Singing Spell left by Zelena, the Evil Queen removes the music from the kingdom. However, the Blue Fairy puts the songs in Snow White's unborn daughter's heart as they will one day protect her from the Black Fairy and give her a happy ending. ("The Song in Your Heart")

After Third Curse
After her family is frozen by the Black Fairy and Mr. Gold, Emma Swan believes that the only way to save them is to give the Black Fairy her heart. As she prepares to do this, Henry Mills discovers a page from his book showing the Blue Fairy put the kingdom's songs in Emma's heart and rushes to her, revealing as the Black Fairy fails to crush Emma's heart that the songs give Emma power. Henry returns Emma's heart to her as she begins to sing, realizing that everyone she loves was with her throughout her life thanks to their song. ("The Song in Your Heart")



Evil Queen
Mirror, mirror, on the wall
I'm tortured by some spell
Mirror, mirror, on the wall
Please save me from this hell
Magic Mirror
Snow and Charming made a wish
Now everything has changed
Evil Queen
Oh, great. You're singing, too
This whole thing is deranged
Magic Mirror
A spell as strong as this
Won't be easy to defeat
Your curse might not succeed
With your kingdom singing songs so sweet
It's time to work
Let's go
Not a thing to make me bristle
With a heigh heigh heigh
And a ho ho ho
I'll mine that mine and whistle
He's real and not a toy
There's a lifetime to enjoy
The happy things
He's got no strings
'Cause he's a-my real boy
Jiminy Cricket is chirping to the song's rhythm
La, la,
Princess on her way
La, la, though I'm old and gray
Happy times are here to stay
Snow White & Prince Charming
Seems we found a lucky break
Now let our song show the powerful magic
We can make
Evil Queen


Song Notes


Fairytales and Folklore

  • The Evil Queen sings, "Mirror, mirror, on the wall, I'm tortured by some spell / Mirror, mirror, on the wall, please save me from this hell". This is a reference to the classical line from the "Snow White" fairytale: "Mirror mirror on the wall, who in this land is fairest of all?".



  1. Abrams, Natalie (February 17, 2017). Once Upon a Time: New musical details unveiled. Entertainment Weekly. “EW can exclusively reveal that the upcoming hour will feature seven songs, including a big solo for Jennifer Morrison's Emma Swan.”
    Mitovich, Matt Webb (April 29, 2017). Once Upon a Time Gets Musical: Which Star Was Terrified? Who Belts Just One Line? And Why Is Everyone Singing?!. TVLine. “Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis last summer sat down with songwriters (and Once fans) Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner to hash out the grand plan, which would lead to seven original tunes being penned. (...) As for what you will hear once May 7 rolls around, there are seven songs in total.”
  2. Abrams, Natalie (May 1, 2017). Once Upon a Time: Check out the full tracklist from upcoming musical. Entertainment Weekly. “While EW originally reported there would be seven songs, one track was split into two, so there's now eight.”
  3. Lana Parrilla Q&A on Facebook LIVE. YouTube (May 5, 2017).

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