"Stoned Soul Picnic" as written by and Laura Nyro....
Can you surry,
Can you picnic?
Can you surry,
Can you picnic?
Surry down to a stoned soul picnic
Surry down to a stoned soul picnic
There'll be lots of time and wine
Red yellow honey
Sassafras and moonshine
Stoned Soul

Surry down to a stoned soul picnic
Surry down to a stoned soul picnic
Rain and sun come in akin
And from the sky
Come the lord and the lightning
Stoned Soul

There'll be trains of blossoms
There'll be trains of music
There'll be trains of trust
Trains of gold and dust
Sweet trains of thought
Can you surry?

Surry down to a stoned soul picnic
Surry down to a stoned soul picnic
There'll be lots of time and wine
Red yellow honey
Sassafras and moonshine
Stoned soul


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"Stoned Soul Picnic" as written by Laura Nyro

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    General CommentFirst of all, this is an awesome song - as is Eli's Coming. Anyway...

    WTF does surry mean?

    My guess is it is supposed to be 'surrey', which is an old time carriage. This is totally consistent with the lyrics (after the word is changed into a verb). Especially when you read this definition of a surrey which I found:

    "... two-seated pleasure carriage ..."

    (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… )

    google searches on the lyrics for this song return about a 4:1 ratio of people using 'surry' over using 'surrey'. I'm not sure which spelling Laura Nyro originally used, but I'm placing my bet on 'surrey'.

    BTW There is another song with reference to a surrey, "Surrey with the Fringe on Top", which comes from the old musical "Oklahoma"
    tsreybon March 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's "surry." It's in the liner notes. Laura Nyro liked to color her songs with neologisms like this one.
    just_old_lighton April 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song takes me back to being a child again, living in the sun and going to the beach.
    fnnkybutton September 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit is s'urry, Laura was shortening up the
    phrase "let's hurry" - this is an awesome
    song and she was super talented; and
    she passed way too young - bless
    rockboy52on December 10, 2012   Link

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