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The 5th Dimension

Stoned Soul Picnic

  • Soul
  • Pop
  • Blues
  • Space
  • Disco
song from
  • 1968
  • 1969
  • 2012
  • 1967
  • 1971

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“Stoned Soul Picnic” was a song from 1968. The most known version of the song was recorded by The 5th Dimension, and was the first single released from their album of the same title. It was the most successful single from that album, reaching #3 on the U.S. Pop chart and #2 on the Billboard R&B chart. The song was also recorded by its composer, Laura Nyro, and released on her Eli and the Thirteenth Confession album in the same year. The word surry, used frequently in the lyric (e.g. “Surry down to a stoned soul picnic”), is a neologism by Nyro; its meaning is unclear. The verb surry is spelled differently from the noun surrey (an old-time carriage). When asked by producer Charlie Calello what the word meant, Nyro told him, “Oh, it’s just a nice word.“ The British pop... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Surry, surry, surry, surry ... Red, yellow honey, sassafras and moonshine ... Surry down to a stoned soul picnic

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