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The Heart Carol
Episode Hearth's Warming Eve
Character(s) Choir of ponies
Sung by FiM Choir #2[1]
Music by Daniel Ingram
Ron Passaro (orchestration)
Paul Shatto (mixing)[2]
Lyrics by Merriweather Williams
Length 0:38
Season Season 2
Episode Transcript Hearth's Warming Eve
BMI Work No. 14113799
International versions

The Heart Carol, or A Circle of Friends,[3][4] is a song featured in the episode Hearth's Warming Eve. It is sung at the end of the play by a choir consisting of the six main characters, Spike, the Cutie Mark Crusaders and an audience of ponies. This is the first song where Spike sings, though his singing voice is not heard clearly until The Failure Song in the first part of the season three premiere.

Shortly after the episode aired, Daniel Ingram posted the lyrics on his Facebook wall under the title "A Circle of Friends." There were numerous differences to the song that actually aired, and Ingram posted a second, amended version soon thereafter. The only differences to the version transcribed below are: "Fire of Friendship" is capitalized, and the final line is rendered as "A circle of friends we'll be 'til the very end".

According to a Rolling Stone article, "Ingram considered [The Heart Carol] to be a 'real brony anthem' when he wrote it."[5]

Lyrics

Spike, Applejack, Fluttershy, Twilight and Rarity singing S02E11

The main six ponies singing the carol.

[Choir]
The fire of friendship lives in our hearts
As long as it burns we cannot drift apart
Though quarrels arise, their numbers are few
Laughter and singing will see us through (will see us through)
We are a circle of pony friends
A circle of friends we'll be to the very end

References

  1. Michelle Creber on Facebook (2012-02-19). Retrieved on 2012 February 19.
  2. Daniel Ingram mentioning Ron Passaro as orchestrator and Paul Shatto as mixer (2011-12-17). Retrieved on 2012 April 6.
  3. Daniel Ingram asking his Facebook visitors what they call "The Heart Carol" (2011-12-17). Retrieved on 2011 December 18.
  4. Daniel Ingram posting the lyrics for "A Circle of Friends" (2011-12-17). Retrieved on 2011 December 18.
  5. Kevin Rutherford (2012-04-20). Behind the Music of Pop Culture Smash 'My Little Pony Friendship is Magic'. Retrieved on 2012 April 20.

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