Daisy Daisy

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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!

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49 Comments

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Amy, United Kingdom

19 July 2015 at 10:30pm

My mum used to sing this to me when I was little so this is a nice trip down memory lane :)

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Sharon Ford, United Kingdom

16 April 2015 at 8:08pm

I Love Daisy Daisy it is definitely an English song finished with She was a sweet little Dicky Bird etc this was written as a man that doesn't have a lot of money.It did seem different the little girl singing it & making a good job of it it just seems that this was meant to be sung by a London girl

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randp, Aruba

10 November 2014 at 7:34pm

hii i hate ihis song even ppoohois voice she is ft

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emily lawrence, United Kingdom

10 November 2014 at 7:20pm

not very good singing

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Wong, China

23 October 2014 at 12:53pm

I love this song.

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Billy, Pakistan

9 July 2014 at 3:29pm

It was more than Awesome in Space Odyssey.

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Chloe, Canada

1 July 2014 at 11:36pm

That's my favourite song!

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