I have Confidence! (based on a true story) by Richard Rodgers

What will this day be like? I wonder… What will my future be? I wonder.
It could be so exciting to be out in the world, to be free; my heart should be wildly rejoicing…Oh, what’s the matter with me?

I’ve always longed for adventure, to do the things I’ve never dared; and here I’m facing adventure…then why am I so scared?

A captain with seven children, what’s so fearsome about that?

Oh, I must stop these doubts, all these worries, if I don’t, I just know I’ll turn back.
I must dream of the things I am seeking, I am seeking the courage I lack.

The courage to serve them with reliance, face my mistakes without defiance.
Show them I’m worthy and while I show them, I’ll show me.

So, let them bring on all their problems, I’ll do better than my best! I have confidence they’ll put me to the test, but I’ll make them see I have confidence in me!

Somehow I will impress them, I will be firm but kind and all those children (Heaven bless them!) They will look up to me!

And mind me with each step I am more certain. Everything will turn out fine, I have confidence the world can all be mine! They’ll have to agree I have confidence in me.

I have confidence in sunshine!


I have confidence in rain!


I have confidence that spring will come again, besides which you see I have confidence in me.

Strength doesn’t lie in numbers, strength doesn’t lie in wealth, strength lies in nights of peaceful slumbers, when you wake up — Wake Up!

It tells me all I trust I lead my heart to, all I trust becomes my own
I have confidence in confidence alone! (Oh Help!)

I have confidence in confidence alone…Besides which you see I have confidence in me!

- if you thought that was incredible, then sprinkle in Oscar Hammerstein and you have something even more amazing!