Impossible / It’s Possible

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Impossible / It’s Possible

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

Before the delightfully mysterious Godmother arrives, Cinderella knows that attending the ball is… impossible. But the Godmother isn’t so sure about that, explaining that “impossible things are happ’ning every day.” She magically transforms a pumpkin into a golden carriage, four white mice into horses, and Cinderella’s plain work clothes into a gown, sending the delighted Cinderella off to the ball after all.

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“Impossible / It’s Possible” LYRICS

Godmother:
Fol-de-rol and fiddledy dee,
Fiddledy faddledy foddle,
All the wishes in the world
Are poppycock and twaddle!

Fol-de-rol and fiddledy dee,
Fiddledy faddledy foodle,
All the dreamers in all the world
Are dizzy in the noodle.

Impossible
For a plain yellow pumpkin
To become a golden carriage!
Impossible
For a plain country bumpkin
And a prince to join in marriage!
And four white mice will never be four white horses—
Such fol-de-rol and fiddledy dee of course is
Impossible!

But the world is full of zanies and fools
Who don’t believe in sensible rules
And won’t believe what sensible people say,
And because these daft and dewy- eyed dopes
Keep building up impossible hopes,
Impossible things are happ’ning every day!
Impossible! Impossible!
Impossible! Impossible!
Impossible! Impossible!
Impossible!

Cinderella:
It’s possible
For a plain yellow pumpkin
To become a golden carriage!
It’s possible
For a plain country bumpkin
And a prince to join in marriage!

Godmother:
And four white mice are easily turned to horses!

Cinderella:
Such fol-de-rol and fiddledy dee of course is
Quite possible!

Both:
It’s possible!

Cinderella:
For the world is full of zanies and fools—

Both:
Who don’t believe in sensible rules
And won’t believe what sensible people say.
And because these daft and dewy-eyed dopes
Keep building up impossible hopes,
Impossible things are happ’ning every day!
It’s possible! It’s possible!
It’s possible! It’s possible!
It’s possible!