Muppets - To Morrow (lyrics and video clip)

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Hello everyone, I'd like to share with you a song I found (linguistically speaking, but not only) very interesting. And challenge you to tell me where you think it comes from. It was in a show that was running in the states for many years, very popular in Greece as well at the time. Well, there it goes:

M O R R O W

I started on a journey
Just about a year ago
To a little town called Morrow
In the state of Ohio

I’ve never been much of 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

If you had gone to Morrow yesterday
Now don’t you see
You could have gone to Morrow
And return today at three

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 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?”

Said he, “You cannot 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 had 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.
« Last Edit: 21 Oct, 2008, 20:49:37 by Ion »
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Στο μεταξύ ρίξε μια ματιά και σ' αυτό:

https://www.translatum.gr/forum/index.php?topic=5620.0



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To Morrow (Gibson) Folk-singer-songwriter Bob Gibson won his first major recognition on the Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts TV show in the mid-'50s and then worked the club and college circuit. His enormous catalog of songs became famous throughout folk circles, thanks to his own recordings on the Riverside and Elektra labels. The tongue- and mind-twisting lyrics of "To Morrow" involve a journey to a town called Morrow "in the state of O-hi-o." And, yes, there is a Morrow, Ohio, northeast of Cincinnati on the Little Miami River.

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« Last Edit: 23 Dec, 2006, 03:30:30 by Πρωτέαs »
Το ότι κάποιοι ζουν στον ίδιο χώρο, δεν σημαίνει ότι ζουν και στον ίδιο χρόνο ή τουλάχιστον ότι βιώνουν τον χρόνο με τον ίδιο τρόπο. Αυτό δεν κάνει τον κόσμο χειρότερο, απλώς πιο πολύπλοκο. σα(ρε)μάλι

14.   Ναι, βεβαίως. Σων, φέρε τα λεφτά του Ανθόνιο.


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Έφαγα τον κόσμο να το βρω με τους Muppets. Στάθηκε αδύνατο. Μήπως να ρίξω το Tomorrow από το Annie; (καμία σχέση)


« Last Edit: 23 Dec, 2006, 03:35:07 by nickel »



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Actually, I was left with the impression that I had already posted my reply yesterday; didn't press the final button though (pleasantly distracted by a very interesting exchange of ideas that was taking place at the same time). So: dear Nick, that was very interesting stuff, the game with who, perfectly escalating with the misunderstanding over naturally... but equally nice was the Muppet group live singing the Morrow melody. And the photo was lovely as well! Thanks for drawing it to my attention.
The challenge now is to find something that will puzzle you a bit longer than five minutes...if any
Life is like a grammar lesson. You find the past perfect and the present tense.


 

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