The Train To Morrow
TRAVELLER (Jim Henson):
I started on a journey just about a year ago,
To a little town called "Morrow" in the state of Ohio
I'd never been much of a traveller 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 guide
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
If you had gone to Morrow yesterday now don't you see,
You could have gone to Morrow and returned today at 3
For the train today to Morrow if the schedule is right,
Today it gets to Morrow and returns tomorrow night.
Said I, "I'd like to go to Morrow so can I go today,
And get to Morrow by tonight if there is no delay?"
"Well, well," I said to him, and I've got no more to say,
"Can you get anywhere tomorrow and get back again today?"
Said I, "I guess you know it all, but kindly let me say,
How can I get to Morrow if I leave this town today?"
You can not go to Morrow anymore today,
For the train that goes to Morrow is a mile upon its way.
I was so disappointed, I was mad enough to swear
The train had gone to Morrow and it left me standing there
The man was right in telling me,
You are a howling jay
You cannot go to Morrow...
Well I guess in town I'll stay.
FIDDLER (Frank Oz):
I don't get it.
COOL TRIVIA: The song was on one of the best episodes of The Muppet Show, with Rita Moreno as the guest star, and she did a great rendition of Fever with Animal. In fact, her appearance won her an Emmy, making her the only performer in history to have won a Tony, a Grammy, an Emmy, and an Oscar.
Transcribed by Robert Moszenberg