Tilting At Windmills

Richard Kiley in his greatest Broadway role, as Miguel Cervantes/Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, book by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, and lyrics by Joe Darion.

Wikipedia tempts us with the information that the original lyricist was to be W. H. Auden, but his lyrics were considered too satirical and biting towards the bourgeois audience and so was replaced.

What I would give to see those discarded lyrics!

Thanks to YouTuber The Ed Sullivan Show

2 thoughts on “Tilting At Windmills

  1. I can’t help but see a little Lou Costello, in Poncho Sanchez (!). ☺️

    Hearing Kate Smith sing ‘The Impossible Dream’,
    for the first time,
    was a ‘wake-up’ moment, for me.

    Sometimes, I still sneak under my covers,…
    and listen to her sing it….🤭

    Have a nice day Jack.

    • I didn’t know that Kate Smith had sung that song, thanks! Pretty much *everyone* has covered it at some point. Here’s Richard Kiley who’s probably sung it more often than any other human living being:

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