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"When She Returns" is an original song of Disney's Tangled: The Musical, which is sung by the people of Corona, King Frederic and Queen Arianna.

A reprise version of the song, combined with "Flower of Gold" is also sung by these characters upon the news of Rapunzel's return.


Flag Seller: Come to the festival, lads and lasses
Lad #1: Come and be merry, my dears
Lass #1: Come as we honor the missing princess
Townspeople: Gone from us all of these years

Baker: Buy a sweet pastry in loving memory
Balloon Seller: Purchase a flower balloon
Flag Girl: Wave a bright flag for our missing princess
Townspeople: May she return to us soon

Lass #2: All of these years we’ve been fondly awaiting her
Baker: Certain that somewhere she surely must roam
Flag Seller: So, on her birthday we keep celebrating her
Townspeople: Hoping she’ll hear and come home

Lantern Seller: When she returns she’ll be lovely and fair like you
Rapunzel: Thanks!
Lad #1: If it’s this year, she’ll be eighteen years old
Rapunzel: Me too!
Flower Girl: She would be pretty with long, golden hair like you

When she returns to the fold

People will be singing, the bells will be ringing
Lighting the way on the day she returns
And if she is near us, perhaps she will hear us
And come when she sees how her kingdom still yearns

King Frederic and Queen Arianna: When she returns, we will welcome her in again

When she returns, why, how happy we’ll be
When she returns and her rein can begin again

But, til she comes
We’ll wave flags and beat drums
Then we'll pray for that day
For the day when she returns

Banners will be flying, the people are crying
Shouting out ‘Hooray!’ on the day she returns
We will come to greet her, so eager to meet her
And show her how brightly her memory still burns

Lass #2: And her poor parents, how long they have wept for her
Lass #1: Marking each birthday with joy and with tears

Hoping she’ll come for the crown they have kept for her
All these years

And this is why, as her birthday drawn nigh
We’ll sing songs and light lanterns and hope she’ll come by

And she’ll join in a dance and then maybe perchance
She will see how loved she’ll be
When she returns

Flag Girl: On the very next day
Flag Seller: Or so they say
Flag Girl: A stranger came to the castle walls

Baloon Seller: The King and Queen were summoned in haste
Lad #2: And down they raced
Lasses: Hardly daring to breathe at all

Lad #1: And when they saw who had come
Lasses: They both stood there ???
Townspeople: For they knew her without being told

Lass #2: When she returned the whole kingdom went mad for her
Flag Seller and Lad #2: When she returned every heart filled with life

And she returned the affection we had for her
And things began to go right

Hook Hand: When she returned love broke out nearly everywhere
Big Nose: Thanks to old Max, all the crime vanished too
Hook Hand and Big Nose: Strange as it seems, people reached for their dreams
Townspeople and Pub Thugs: And they all came true

King Frederic: And from that day, joy and gladness held sway
Queen Arianna: And we loved her as if she were never away
All: On the day that she returned

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Films: Tangled (video/soundtrack/score) • Tangled Ever AfterTangled: Before Ever After

Shows: A Poem Is...Tangled: The Series (soundtrack one/soundtrack two/soundtrack three) • Chibi Tiny Tales
Video games: Tangled (video game)Disney Infinity seriesKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Crossy RoadDisney Enchanted TalesDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Books: The Art of TangledComic BooksRapunzel and the Lost LagoonRapunzel and the Vanishing VillageRoyal Weddings
Cancelled projects: Rapunzel Unbraided

Disney Parks
Fantasy SpringsDisney Animation BuildingCastle of Magical DreamsFairy Tale ForestGarden of the Twelve FriendsIt's a Small WorldPrincess PavilionLe Pays des Contes de FéesVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Entertainment: Disney's WishesDisney Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicFantasmic!Fantasy FestivalMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Magical Music WorldMickey's Royal Friendship FaireMickey and the Magical MapMickey and the Wondrous BookRoyal TheatreTangled: The MusicalThe Forest of Enchantment: A Disney Musical AdventureThe Golden MickeysThe Starlit Princess Waltz
Restaurants: Tangled Tree Tavern
Parade: Disney Magic on ParadeDisney Pirate or Princess: Make Your ChoiceDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Dreams.... And Shine Brighter!Festival of Fantasy ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressMickey and Friends CelebrationPaint the Night ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Celebrate the MagicDisney Dreams!Disneyland ForeverDisney EnchantmentHappily Ever AfterThe Magic, the Memories and YouMomentousOnce Upon a TimeRemember... Dreams Come TrueILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration
Halloween: Let's Get Wicked
Christmas: World of Color: Winter DreamsRoyal Christmas Wishes

Original: RapunzelFlynn RiderMother GothelPascalMaximusStabbington BrothersHook HandBig NoseVladimirAttilaUlfShortyPub ThugsCaptain of the GuardsKing FredericQueen AriannaCastle Guards

TV series: CassandraFidellaOwlPete and StanLady CainePocketHook FootVarianRuddigerQuirinOld Lady CrowleyMontyDaleWreck MarauderLance StrongbowFriedborgNigelKing TrevorFernanda PizazzoAndrewSeparatists of SaporiaXavierFeldsparAngry and RedThe BaronAnthony the WeaselRuthless RuthAxelWillowZhan TiriLord DemanitusSugracha the EternalUumlautKing EdmundAdiraStalyanVexCaptain QuaidVigorMadame CanardistCalliopeMother and FatherLorbsSeraphinaHectorTromusHamuelLittle Big GuyBrock Thunderstrike
Deleted characters: BastionClaire and VinceBeau

Shorts: "Checkmate" • "Prison Bake" • "Make Me Smile" • "Hare Peace" • "Night Bite" • "Hiccup Fever" • "Snowball" • "Hairdon't" • "Unicorny"

Season One: "What the Hair?!" • "Rapunzel's Enemy" • "Fitzherbert P.I." • "Challenge of the Brave" • "Cassandra v. Eugene" • "The Return of Strongbow" • "In Like Flynn" • "Great Expotations" • "Under Raps" • "One Angry Princess" • "Pascal's Story" • "Big Brothers of Corona" • "The Wrath of Ruthless Ruth" • "Max's Enemy" • "The Way of the Willow" • "Queen for a Day" • "Painter's Block" • "Not in the Mood" • "The Quest for Varian" • "The Alchemist Returns" • "Secret of the Sun Drop"
Season Two: "Beyond the Corona Walls" • "The Return of Quaid" • "Goodbye and Goodwill" • "Forest of No Return" • "Freebird" • "Vigor the Visionary" • "Keeper of the Spire" • "King Pascal" • "There's Something About Hook Foot" • "Happiness Is..." • "Max and Eugene in Peril on the High Seas" • "Curses!" • "The Eye of Pincosta" • "Rapunzel and the Great Tree" • "The Brothers Hook" • "Rapunzel: Day One" • "Mirror, Mirror" • "You're Kidding Me!" • "Rapunzeltopia" • "Lost and Found" • "Destinies Collide"
Season Three: "Rapunzel's Return" • "Return of the King" • "Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?" • "The Lost Treasure of Herz Der Sonne" • "No Time Like the Past" • "Beginnings" • "The King and Queen of Hearts" • "Day of the Animals" • "Be Very Afraid" • "Pascal's Dragon" • "Islands Apart" • "Cassandra's Revenge" • "Race to the Spire" • "A Tale of Two Sisters" • "Flynnpostor" • "Once a Handmaiden..." • "Plus Est En Vous"

Rapunzel's TowerThe Snuggly DucklingCoronaCorona CastleOld CoronaThe Dark KingdomVardarosThe SpireTerapi IslandThe Great TreeThe House of Yesterday's TomorrowCassandra's StrongholdGothel's Cottage
Film: When Will My Life BeginMother Knows BestI've Got a DreamI See the LightHealing IncantationSomething That I Want

Musical: Flower of GoldWanted ManWhen She Returns
TV Series: Life After Happily Ever AfterWind in My HairMore of MeFriendship SongListen UpI've Got ThisLet Me Make You ProudSet Yourself FreeReady As I'll Ever BeNext Stop, AnywhereIf I Could Take That Moment BackView From Up HereHook Foot's BalladBuddyWaiting in the WingsLivin' the DreamWith You by My SideEverything I Ever Thought I KnewCrossing the LineStronger Than Ever BeforeBigger Than ThatThe Girl Who Has EverythingNothing Left to LoseThrough It AllI'd Give Anything
Deleted: What More Could I Ever Need

Rapunzel's Frying PanSundrop FlowerRapunzel's Magic HairRapunzel's CrownLanternsRapunzel's JournalBlack RocksDemanitus DeviceAttitude-Reversing PotionAutomatonRapunzel's CaravanIdol of VershaftsbezeigungengienThe Graphtic ScrollMoonstone Opal
See Also
As Told by EmojiLorbsRapunzel Unbraided