Daisy Daisy

Information About Daisy Daisy

The world's most popular song about a Daisy is certainly this one, who's actual title is "Daisy Bell" but is most often referred to as "Daisy, Daisy" or "A Bicycle Built for Two".

The song was written by an Englishman, Harry Dacre, while on a visit to America which began in 1891. Harry had brought his bicycle on the ship from England, and was frustrated that he had to pay a tax (called "duty") for it. When a friend joked that it was good Harry hadn't brought "a bicycle built for two, or he would have had to pay double" Harry had the inspiration for a new song.

No American publishers were interested in the song, but an American singer named Katie Lawrence loved it. So on her tour of Britain she first made the song popular in London music halls. Of course, it wasn't long before the song came back to America and became a hit there as well. Daisyfield.com has even more information about this song's history.

An interesting bit of trivia about this song: in 1961 the first computer that could sing was introduced, and the song that it sung was "Daisy Bell".

"Daisy Bell" has been featured in many films. For a list, visit this wikipedia article.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

In this version Harry is the one rejected

Daisy, Daisy
Here is my question true,
I'm half crazy o'er the love of you.
It won't be a stylish marriage,
I can't afford a carriage,
But you'll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two.

Harry Harry,
Here is your answer due,
I'm not crazy o'er the like of you.
I do want a stylish marriage, with horses and a carriage.
And I'll be darned if I'll be jammed on a bicycle built for two!

Listen to this song's music

42 Comments

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kaylee kennedy, United Kingdom

1 March 2014 at 10:15am

she can sing better then me and Im 8.

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Ray Smith, United Kingdom

17 September 2013 at 6:19pm

A verse I've sung goes:- She was a sweet little Dicky Bird Tweet Tweet she went softly she sang to me 'till all my money was spent then she went off song and we parted on fighting terms she was one of the early birds and I was one of the worms. Seems it should be final verse among others,depends what you fancy.

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Lorraine, Australia

29 April 2013 at 2:37pm

Very cute, and very speech understandable for her young age, I'd be proud if she were my little granddaughter, well done darling.

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Nikita Davis, United Kingdom

19 February 2013 at 7:34pm

So lush! o m g thats better singing than me!

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Harry, United Kingdom

11 August 2012 at 12:38pm

joshua is a idyt

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Jade, United Kingdom

17 June 2012 at 5:23pm

awww stop being horrible

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Lindsay Davis, United States

26 April 2012 at 8:03pm

Sorry medine i file bad for you i have to go feed my babby sister.

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Lily Davis, United States

26 April 2012 at 7:58pm

Love it.

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Harris, United Kingdom

3 April 2012 at 6:42pm

moring of music

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Daisy, Austria

21 March 2012 at 6:53pm

Hey! Thats me you know!

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Selena Gomez, Australia

21 March 2012 at 6:50pm

Stop talking about her like that ! At least she tried!

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Charlie, Canada

21 March 2012 at 6:48pm

buzz off! even i can sing better than that old , ugly cow and iam only 5!

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Juliet, United States

15 January 2012 at 2:38am

she sing so nice

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Andre, Namibia

11 December 2011 at 5:00am

The rendition is brilliant. Nicole from Aukland which planet are you from? The perrformance is so age appropriate.

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Ellie, United Kingdom

3 December 2011 at 11:31am

Omg she is so cute I wish I knew the words As Good as her , how old is she ?!

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Abby, Azerbaijan

10 November 2011 at 8:20pm

dddaaaiiisssyyy dddaaaiiisssyyy

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Calsey, United States

22 September 2011 at 11:52pm

lol how adorable i absalutly love it!;)

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Allan, New Zealand

6 July 2011 at 9:28pm

Great little girl and she sings it so good.

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Ginger, Belgium

14 June 2011 at 4:08pm

Recently saw a Midsomer episode named The Glitch - which included this song for a bike rally. Intriguing!

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Seraph, Hong Kong

4 May 2011 at 3:20pm

Wow! I just love that kid! She is so cute,and she sings cute !

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This song has been printed from the BusSongs.com website.