"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!.[1][2] The piece was part of trumpeter Miles Davis's repertoire in the 1950s,[3] which probably motivated other jazz musicians to play it.[4]


  1. ^ "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top". pbs.org. November 15, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2020.
  2. ^ "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top (1943)". jazzstandards.com. Retrieved February 25, 2020.
  3. ^ Williams, Martin (1993). The Jazz Tradition (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 203. ISBN 978-0-19-507815-2.
  4. ^ Faulkner, Robert R.; Becker, Howard S. (2009). 'Do You Know...?': The Jazz Repertoire in Action. The University of Chicago Press. p. 44. ISBN 978-0-226-23921-7.