This title is taken from “Good Chib Blues,” recorded in 1929 by
Edith Johnson (1903-1988):
Aah, tomorrow I may be far away
Oh, tomorrow I may be far away
Don't try to jive me, sweet talk can't make me stay....
Combined with the image of a train racing across the horizon, the title is
emblematic of the longing embodied in the African American Great Migration--for
a better life in the north and for the comforting familiarity of home in