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Andy Williams

Impossible Dream

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  • Pop
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  • 1971
  • 1960
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  • 1999
  • 1970

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“The Impossible Dream (The Quest)“ is a popular song composed by Mitch Leigh, with lyrics written by Joe Darion. It was written for the 1965 musical Man of La Mancha. It is the main song from the musical and became its most popular hit. The song is sung all the way through once in the musical by Don Quixote as he stands vigil over his armor, in response to Aldonza (Dulcinea)‘s question about what he means by “following the quest”. It is reprised partially three more times—the last by prisoners in a dungeon as Miguel de Cervantes and his manservant mount the drawbridge-like prison staircase to face trial by the Spanish Inquisition. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ To reach the unreachable star ... To fight the unbeatable foe

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More songs by Andy Williams (See Charts): (Where Do I Begin) Love Story, Home Lovin' Man, Macarthur Park, Butterfly, It'S The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, and Almost There.

Popular in Dream (See Charts): Man In The Rain, Wonderful Dream, All I Have To Do Is Dream, I Have A Dream, I Had The Craziest Dream, Pull Me Under, Life In A Northern Town, 7 Seconds, Happy Time, and Walking On A Dream.


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