The Surrey With The Fringe On Top

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  • This is the second song from the 1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! How does a cowboy take his girl to a social? In a Surrey with a fringe on the top.

    This is sung by Curly to Laurey.

    Though it has a certain rustic charm, most girls nowadays would prefer Marc Cohn's "Silver Thunderbird" or even Tom Robinson's "Grey Cortina." The song is a show tune and has been widely recorded, including as an instrumental; the music is unquestionably stronger than the lyrics. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
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