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"A Happy Beginning"
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Song
Song Information
Written by Alan Zachary & Michael
Weiner (Lyrics & Music)
Mark Isham (Music)
Duration 2:51
Release date May 5, 2017
Show Information
Appears in "The Song in Your Heart"
Song Chronology
Previous Song "Emma's Theme"

"A Happy Beginning" is a song featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It was written by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner, while Mark Isham also wrote the music. 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.

History

After Third Curse

After defeating the Black Fairy with the song inside her heart, Emma goes through with her and Hook's wedding. As the reception begins follows once the couple have been married at the altar, Hook congratulates Emma on finally receiving her happy ending, however, Emma responds that this is not a happy ending but something better: a happy beginning. As they sing and dance, they agree that they can do anything together, and soon their singing voices are joined by Snow, David, Regina, Zelena, Henry, and many other residents of Storybrooke as they all celebrate their newfound happiness and promise to stick together to stop any villain's curse. As luck would have it, this is interrupted by the arrival of the Black Fairy's curse, which quickly covers the entire town, though Emma remains confident that they will win in the end. ("The Song in Your Heart")

Singers

Lyrics

Emma Swan
Tomorrow is uncertain
Who knows what it will bring?
Hook
But one thing is for sure, love
With you I have everything
Emma Swan & Hook
A happily ever after
Is the way these stories go
Emma Swan
Used to think that's what I wanted
But now I finally know
There's no storm we can't outrun
Hook
We will always find the sun
Emma Swan & Hook
Leave the past and all its scars
A happy beginning now is ours
Mary Margaret Blanchard
We celebrate together
A longtime wish come true
David Nolan
What makes it even better
Today our story starts anew
Regina Mills
Let villains cast their curses
Regina Mills & Zelena
We can overcome them all
Zelena
If we all stand strong together
Henry Mills
There's no way we can fall
Everyone & Chorus
There's no storm we can't outrun
We will always find the sun
Leave the past and all its scars
A happy beginning now is ours
When we're facing endless night
Take my hand and join the fight
Past the clouds, we'll find the stars
A happy beginning now is ours
Na na na
Na na na
Na na na na
There's no storm we can't outrun
We will always find the sun
Leave the past and all its scars
A happy beginning now is ours
When we're facing endless night
Take my hand and join the fight
Past the clouds, we'll find the stars
A happy beginning now is ours
Facing endless night
Come and join the fight
Oh, we'll find the stars
Ah ah ah
A happy beginning now is ours

Trivia

Production Notes

  • During the filming of "A Happy Beginning", an entire take had to be filmed again due to Lana Parrilla and Rebecca Mader dancing in a risque fashion after thinking they were off camera.[1]

Song Notes

  • According to Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, the wedding song was supposed to be a complete different one, titled "Once Upon a Time". However, they thought it needed to be more romantic and inspiring, so they made "A Happy Beginning" instead of it.[2]
    • A line from this version is: "Every fairy tale has a timeless trend/On the final page there's a happy end..."[3]
  • The chorus of this song is composed of Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, their wives and other singers.[4]
  • About the song, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis say the inspiration for "A Happy Beginning" is that they wanted the wedding to be about all Storybrooke, and not just Emma and Hook. The song is about "how everyone is facing this together and how this family has come together", so they wanted to "start with [Emma and Hook singing], but then stretch out to everybody because that is the core of the show".[5]

Appearances

References