The Impossible DreamWords & Music by Joe Darion & Mitch Leigh
From the Broadway production "Man of La Mancha"
Recorded by Jack Jones, 1966 (#35)
A9 A A9 A6 A To dream the impossible dream, D9 D D9 D To fight the unbeatable foe, C#m C#m7 D6 To bear with unbearable sorrow, Bm Bm7/E E7 To run where the brave dare not go. A9 A A9 A6 A To right the unrightable wrong, D9 D D9 D To love pure and chaste from afar, C#m C#m7 D6 To try when your arms are too weary Bm Bm7/E E7 To reach the unreachable star. Bm7-5 A F#m This is my quest, to follow that star, C#m D6 No matter how hopeless, no matter how far, F#m F To Fight for the right, without question or pause, A+ A A+ F#m G To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause; Bm G C# And I know, if I'll only be true to this glorious quest, D6 B7 That my heart will lie peaceful and calm Dm Bm7-5 E7 When I'm laid to my rest. A9 A A9 A And the world will be better for this, D9 D D9 D That one man, scorned and covered with scars, C#m C#m7 D6 Still strove with his last ounce of courage A F#m D D9 Bm7-5 A To reach the un - reach - a - ble star.