Tomorrow, God Willing

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
TTBB a cappella

This song's unconventional lyric comes from one of Garrison Keillor's unique Lake Wobegon monologues: "We do the best we can. We do the very best we can, and tomorrow, God willing, we get to wake up and try again." This song explores every aspect of this pithy text, with joy, earnestness, rhythmic vitality, and a hint of prayer.

Audio: 

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Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
SEA-077-00
Duration: 
6:00
Commissioned By: 
Perfect Harmony Men's Chorus. Madison, WI
Premiere
Premiere Conductor: 
Ian Riddell
Performances: 

Perfect Harmony Men's Chorus; Ian Riddell, conductor. GALA National Conference, Miami, FL
Stetson University Men's Chorus; Peter Durow, conductor. Deland, FL
Cordus Mundi; Rick Rosen, conductor. Doylestown, PA

Text
Text Author or Source: 
Garrison Keillor
Language: 
English
Text: 

"Tomorrow, God Willing"
Excerpt from monologue by Garrison Keillor

We do the best we can. We do the very best we can, and tomorrow, God willing, we get to wake up and try again.

Copyright © by Garrison Keillor. Used by permission of the author.