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Surrey With the Fringe On Top - Lyrics

Curly: When I take you out tonight with me
Honey, here's the way it's goin' to be
You will set behind a team of snow-white horses
In the slickest gig you ever see!
Aunt Eller: (spoken) Lands!
Curly: Chicks and ducks and geese beter scurry
When I take you out in the surrey
When I take you out in the surrey with the fringe on top!
Watch thet fringe and see how it flutters
When I drive them high-steppin' strutters
Nosey pokes'll peek through their shutters and their eyes will pop!
The wheels are yeller,
The upholstery's brown, the dashboard's genuine leather
WIth i sin-glass curtains y'can roll right
Down, in case there's a change in the weather
Two bright side lights winkin' and blinkin'
Ain't no finer rig, I'm a thinkin'
You c'n keep yer rig if you're thinkin' 'at keer to swop
Fer that shiny little surrey with the fringe on the top!
Aunt Eller: Would y' say the fringe was made of silk?
Curly: Wouldn't have no other kind but silk
Laurey: Has it really got a team of snow-white horses?
Curly: One's like snow, the other's more like milk
All the world'll fly in a flurry
When I take yout out in the surrey
When I take you out in the surrey with the fringe on top!
When we hit that road, hell fer leather
Cats and dogs'll dance in the heather
Birds and frogs'll sing all together and the toads will hop!
The wind'll whistle as we rattle along
The cows'll moo in the clover
The river will ripple out a whispered song
And whisper it over and over
Don'y you wisht y'd go on ferever?
Don't you whisht y'd go on ferever?
Don"t you wisht y'd go on ferever and ud never stop
In that shiny litle surrey with fringe on the top
Aunt Eller:
(spoken) Y'd shore feel like a queen settin' up in that carriage.
Curly: (spoken) On'y she talked so mean to me a while
Back, Aunt Eller, that I'm in good mind not to take her!
Laurey: (spoken) Ain't said I was going!
Curly: (spoken) I ain't ast you!
Laurey: (spoken) Where'd you get such a rig at?
(Laughs) I bet he went and hired a rig
Over to Claremore! Thinking I'd go with him!
Curly: 'S all you know about it.
Laurey: Spent all his money h'arin' a
Rig, and now ain't got nobody to ride in it!
Curly: Have too!... Did not h'ar it.
Made the whole thing up outa my head.
Laurey: What? Made it up?
Curly: Dashboard and all.
Laurey: Oh! Git offa the place you! Aunt Eller,
Make him git hissef outa here! Tellin' me lies!
Curly: Makin' up a few'-- look out now!
Makin' up a few purties ain't agin no law 'at I know of.
Don't you wish they WAS such a rig, though.
Nen y'could go to the play party and dance a hoe-down till mornin' if
You was mind to... Nen when you was all wore out,
I'd lift you onto the surrey,
And jump up alongside of you- and we'd jist
Point the horses home... I can picture the whole thing
Curly: (sings) I can see the stars gittin' blurry
When we ride back home in the surrey
Ridin' slowly home in the surrey with the fringe on top
I can feel the day gittin' older,
Feel a sleepy head near my shoulder,
Noddin', Droppin', close to my shoulder till it falls, kerplop!
The sun is swimmin' on the rim of a hill
The moon is takin' a header
And jist as I'm thinkin' all the earth is still
A lark'll wake up in the medder...
Hush! You bird, my baby's a-sleepin'
Maybe got a dream worth a-keepin'
Whoa! You team, and jist keep a creepin' at a slow clip-clop
Don't you hurry with the surrey with the fringe on the top

Writer(s): Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein Ii

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