Saturday, May 9, 2009

Daisy Bell / Bicycle Built for Two

(Song begins at 1:25)
By Harry Dacre, in 1892
Rise Up Singing chapter: Golden Oldies, p.77
G - C G / D G A D / - G GC G / GD GD GD G

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do!
I'm half crazy, all for 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

Second verse, by an anonymous author:

Harry, Harry, here is your answer true:
I'll not marry all for the likes of you
If you can't afford a carriage there won't be any marriage
And I'll be switched if I'll be hitched on a bicycle built for two

Dippy the Dinosaur sings this in the book Jacob Two Two and the Dinosaur, by Mordecai Richler.

1 comment:

  1. What, me sing off tune ??!!
    Never ! (almost?)
    - Dad