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The Greatest Adventure

The Greatest Adventure, also known as The Ballad of The Hobbit, is a song written by Maury Laws (music) and Jules Bass (lyric) and performed by Glenn Yarbrough. It was the theme song for the 1977 film adaptation of The Hobbit.

[edit] Lyrics

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.
The chances, the changes are all yours to make.
The mold of your life is in your hands to break.

The greatest adventure is there if you're bold.
Let go of the moment that life makes you hold.
To measure the meaning can make you delay;
It's time you stop thinkin' and wasting the day.

The man who's a dreamer and never takes leave
Who thinks of a world that is just make-believe
Will never know passion, will never know pain.
Who sits by the window will one day see rain.

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.
The chances, the changes are all yours to make.
The mold of your life is in your hands to break.

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

[edit] Music Video

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