The Impossible Dream (with Blake)

Dame Shirley Bassey & Blake accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra performing The Impossible Dream at the Henley Festival summer 2016 (9th. of July). Dame Shirley recorded a studio version of the song for her album And We Were Lovers in 1967. It was also released as a single with the on the B-side: Do I Look Like A Fool?

Lyrics:

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

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

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

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 star

 

6 thoughts on “The Impossible Dream (with Blake)”

  1. As always very impressive to see this special Dame performing on stage! The song even as the beautiful
    lyrics are great ! It seems that Dame Shirley is emotional by singing this song! Thanks Pieter that you share a part of this summer concert with us.

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  2. Hi I’m goint to London in February of 2017 and I will love to see MISS SHIRLEY BASSEY perform, I hope she is performing the days I will be in, thank you love Netza Salgado

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  3. THIS DAME CONTINUES TO GIVE ME GOOSE PIMPLES , & AS DONE SINCE 1957 , HER VOICE WILL, TILL I:M LAID TO MY REST,
    JUST THE MENTION OF HER NAME, ” DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY ”
    WITH THE ADDED PLEASURE OF BLAKE , SUPERB,
    ” THANKS PIETER,” I LOVED IT

    Dennis JERSEY C.I

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  4. Thanks Pieter, this is great. Shirley’s voice as powerful as ever filled the stadium that evening. The high note at the end soared across the Thames to Henley – watching this now as I did that nIght gives me goosebumps too Dennis!

    Terry.

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