Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built For Two)

Words & Music:

Harry Dacre


Like so many other old tunes, most people only knew the chorus to this song.  Luckily, once again, the fabulous Gunther Anderson provides the full verses & chords for this Victorian chestnut.


C                        G7                       C

There is a flower within my heart -- Daisy!  Daisy!

C                    G7             C          G7    C

Planted one day by a glancing dart; planted by Daisy Bell!

Am          E7          Am            Dm7            G7      C

Whether she loves me or loves me not; sometimes it's hard to tell.

Am       Em         Am                   D7        G     G7

Yet I am longing to share the lot of the beautiful Daisy Bell



C       C7      F            Dm7    C

Daisy!  Daisy!  Give me your answer true.

F        C     Am          D7      G7

I'm half crazy all for the love of you!

   F          C       F        

It won't be a stylish marraige,

  C       Am     F           G7

I can't afford a carraige.

    C            G7     C       G7

But, you'll look sweet upon the seat

     C       G7        C

Of a bicycle built for two.


We will go "tandem" as man and wife – Daisy!  Daisy!

Ped'ling away down the road of life; I and my Daisy Bell!

When the road's dark, we can both despise policemen and lamps, as well.

There are bright lights in the dazzling eyes of beautiful Daisy Bell




I will stand by you in "wheel" or woe – Daisy!  Daisy!

You'll be the bell(e) which I'll ring you know; sweet little Daisy Bell

You'll take the lead in each trip we take.

Then if I don't do well,

I will permit you to use the brake;

My beautiful Daisy Bell!




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