Song – To Morrow

WRITER

  • Bob Gibson

PUBLISHER(S)

  • Robert Josiah Music

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Song Notes

Playful, funny tale of traveling by train in Ohio to Morrow. The Muppets version is very funny.

One-stop license for Bob Gibson Stops Along The Way available through Wixen Music.

The Muppets – Bluegrass Band

LYRIC

To Morrow

Well, I started on a journey about a year ago
To a little town called Morrow in the state of Ohio
I’d never been much of a traveler and I really didn’t know
That Morrow was the hardest place I’d ever try to go

So I went down to the station for my ticket and applied
For tips regarding Morrow, not expecting to be guyed
Said I, “My friend, I’d like to go to Morrow and return
No later than tomorrow, for I haven’t time to burn”

Said he to me, “Now let me see if I have heard you right
You’d like to go to Morrow and return tomorrow night
You should have gone to Morrow yesterday and back today
For the train that goes to Morrow is a mile upon its way”

Said I, “My friend, it seems to me you’re talkin’ through your hat
There is a town named Morrow on the line, now tell me that”
“There is,” said he, “but take from me a quiet little tip
To go from here to Morrow is a 14-hour trip”

“If you had gone to Morrow yesterday now don’t you see
You could’ve gone to Morrow and returned today at three
For the train today to Morrow, if the schedule is right
Today it goes to Morrow and returns tomorrow night”

Said I, “I’d like to go to Morrow, but can I go today
And get to Morrow by tonight if there is no delay”
“Well, well,” says he, to me, “and I’ve got no more to say
Can you get anywhere tomorrow and get back again today”

“The train today to Morrow leaves today at eight-thirty-five
At half-past ten tomorrow is the time it should arrive
So, if from here to Morrow is a 14-hour jump
Can you go today to Morrow and get back today, you chump”

I was so disappointed I was mad enough to swear
The train had gone to Morrow and had left me standing there
The man was right in telling me I was a howling jay
I could not go to Morrow, so I guess in town I’ll stay

Words & Music Bob Gibson
© Robert Josiah Music