The Surrey with the Fringe on Top

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"The Surrey with the Fringe on Top"
Composer(s)Richard Rodgers
Lyricist(s)Oscar Hammerstein II

"The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" is a show tune from the 1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!. It is the second song of the show, following the opening number, "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'", and also appears in the 1955 film version, Oklahoma!.

When Curly asks Laurey to go to the box social with him, he uses this song to persuade her by offering the prospect of taking her in a fancy rental carriage. In the movie version, the surrey (a light, four-wheel carriage, with a decorative fringe lining the edge of its open top) is initially seen in a brief fantasy sequence, but appears for real at the end when Curly and Laurey ride off in it to their honeymoon.[1]


  1. ^ "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top". Accordion MIDI Melody.

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