West Bridgford

Surrey with the fringe - conference

Surrey with the fringe on the top

Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry
when I take you out in the surrey,
when I take you out in the surrey with 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

The wheels are yeller 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 side light’s winkin’ and blinkin’,
Aint no finer rig, I’m a thinkin’
you c’ keep your rig if you’re thinkin’ ‘at I’d keer to swap
fer that shiny, little surrey with the fringe on the top!
will pop!

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 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’t you wish y’d go on for ever?
Don’t you wish y’d go on for ever?
Don’t you wish y’d go on for ever and ud never stop
in that shiny, little surrey with the fringe on the top!?

I can see the stars gettin’ blurry
when we drive back home in the surrey,
drivin’ slowly home in the surrey with the fringe on top!
I can feel the day gettin’ older,
feel a sleepy head on my shoulder,
Noddin’, droopin’. Close to my shoulder, till it falls ker plop!

The sun is swimming 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 meder,
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!