The Impossible Dream [From Man of La Mancha]

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Richard Kiley

Richard Paul Kiley (March 31, 1922 – March 5, 1999) was an American stage, television, and film actor. He is best known for his distinguished theatrical career in which he twice won the Tony Award for Best Actor In A Musical. Kiley created the role of Don Quixote in the original 1965 production of the Broadway musical Man of La Mancha and was the first to sing and record "The Impossible Dream", the hit song from the show. In the 1953 hit musical Kismet, he played the Caliph and was one of the quartet introducing the song "And This Is My Beloved". Additionally, he won three Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards during his 50-year career and his "sonorous baritone" was also featured in the narration of a number of documentaries and other films. At the time of… more »


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To dream the impossible dream 
To fight the unbeatable foe 
To bear with unbearable sorrow 
And to run where 
The brave dare not go 
To right the unrightable wrong 
And to love, pure and chaste from afar 
To try when your arms are too weary 
To reach the unreachable star 
This is my quest 
To follow that star 
No matter how hopeless 
No matter how far 
To fight for the right 
Without question or pause 
To be willing to march
March into hell 
For that heavenly cause 
And I know 
If I'll only be true 
To this glorious quest 
That my heart 
Will lie peaceful and calm 
When I'm laid to my rest 
And the world will be 
Better for this 
That one man, scorned 
And covered with scars
Still strove with his last 
Ounce of courage 
To reach the unreachable
The unreachable
The unreachable star 
And I'll always dream 
The impossible dream 
Yes, and I'll reach 
The unreachable star

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Written by: Joe Darion, Mitchell Leigh

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Royalty Network, Songtrust Ave

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    I want this song to be played at my funeral.
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