The Surrey With the Fringe on Top

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Margrete Blossom Dearie (April 28, 1924 – February 7, 2009) was an American jazz singer and pianist, often performing in the bebop genre and remembered for her light and girlish voice. One of the last supper club performers, she performed regular engagements in London and New York City over many years. more »


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1994
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Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry
When I take you out in the surrey
When I take you out in the surrey
With the fringe on top

Watch that fringe and see how it flutters
When I drive them high steppin' strutters
Nosey pokes'll peek thru their shutters
And their eyes will pop

   The wheels are yellow, the upholstery's brown
   The dashboard's genuine leather
   With isinglass curtains y' can roll right down
   In case there's a change in the weather

Two bright sidelights winkin' and blinkin'
Ain't no finer rig I'm a thinkin'
You can keep your rig if you're thinkin'
'At I'd care to swap
For that shiny little surrey
With the fringe on the top

      Did you say the fringe was made of silk
      Wouldn't have no other kind but silk
      Has it really got a team of snow white horses
      One's like snow, the other's more like milk
      So y' c'n tell them apart

All the world 'll fly in a flurry
When I take you out in the surrey
When I take you out in the surrey
With the fringe on top

When we hit that road hell for leather
Cats and dogs 'll dance in the heather
Birds and frogs 'll sing altogether
And the toads 'll hop

   The wind 'll whistle as we rattle along
   The cow 'll moo in the clover
   The river 'll ripple out a whispered song
   And whisper it over and over

Don't you wisht it'd go on forever
Don't you wisht it'd go on forever
Don't you wisht it'd go on forever
And it'd never stop
In that shiny little surrey
With the fringe on top

I can see the stars gettin' blurry
As we ride back home in the surrey
Riding slowly home in the surrey
With the fringe on top

I can feel the day gettin' older
Feel a sleepy head near my shoulder
Noddin', droopin' close to my shoulder
'Til it falls ker-plop

   The sun is swimmin' on the rim of a hill
   The moon is takin' a header
   And just as I'm thinkin' all the earth is still
   A lark 'll wake up in the meader

Hush you bird my baby is sleepin'
Maybe got a dream worth a keepin'
Whoa you team, just keep a creepin'
At a slow clip-clop
Don't you hurry with the surrey
With the fringe on the top

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Written by: Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers

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