The Impossible Dream – This is My Quest …

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    WATCH MY VIDEO OF TONY BLAIR’S

    “Impossible Dream” as International Middle East Envoy

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    “The Impossible Dream” sung by Jack Jones

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    Great rendition of an inspirational song, in case the new envoy isn’t driven enough already. Some different words in places than on the original Peter O’Toole version from the show – Man Of La Mancha (below). Maybe he didn’t fancy the “chaste” bit!

    The Jones Boy (not THAT one, the other one) sings it GOOD! Jack Jones has a lovely lyrical voice – probably comes from his Welsh ancestry.

    LYRICS – “THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM” (My Quest)

    Music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion

    Lyrics as on the Jack Jones version

    Verse 1

    To dream the impossible dream
    To fight the unbeatable foe
    To bear with unbearable sorrow
    To run where the brave dare not go

    Verse 2

    To right the unrightable wrong
    To be better far than you are
    To try when your arms are too weary
    To reach the unreachable star

    Chorus

    This is my quest
    To follow that star
    No matter how hopeless
    No matter how far
    To be willing to give
    When there’s no more to give
    To be willing to die so that honour and justice may live

    Verse 3

    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

    Verse 4

    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 stars


    ORIGINAL LYRICS – THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM (My Quest)

    Lyrics as on the Matt Monro version and in the show, “Man of La Mancha”

    Verse 1

    To dream the impossible dream
    To fight the unbeatable foe
    To bear with unbearable sorrow
    To run where the brave dare not go

    Verse 2

    To right the unrightable wrong
    To love pure and chaste from afar
    To try when your arms are too weary
    To reach the unreachable star

    Chorus

    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 into Hell
    For a heavenly cause

    Verse 3

    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

    Verse 4

    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 stars


    My Favourite – “Born Free” – Because I love the lyrics, the sentiment and the simple, powerful tune.  Matt Monro – the UK’s Sinatra! And Sinatra thought so too. Matt was always on the note. Breath control fantastic. All untrained. Amazing.


    Watch You Tube excerpt from the 1972 film, “Man of La Mancha” – with Peter O’Toole and Sophia Loren. Great acting – but for singing, it’s got to be Jack or Matt, imho.


    Listen to “The Impossible Dream” with Peter O’Toole

    from MAN OF LA MANCHA (1972)

    music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion

    To listen to Peter O’Toole singing “The Impossible Dream”,

    hover your cursor here You shouldn’t need to click it. A box will open.

    Then click the arrow and it will play automatically on this page.

    ( .MP3 file courtesy MGM).

    But click here to hear REAL singers

    Click the arrow at the top on the You Tube screen for Jack Jones & Matt Monro versions of “The Impossible Dream”




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    2 Responses to “The Impossible Dream – This is My Quest …”

    1. Terry Says:

      Wonderful! But now you should add the version sung at Teddy Kennedy’s Celebration of Life service last Friday, Aug. 28. Best yet!

    2. keeptonyblairforpm Says:

      Hi Terry,

      Got the weblink?

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