“A Bicycle Built for Two”

I woke up this morning with a catchy little song from childhood on my brain. I don’t think I have sung that song for fifty years, I must be entering that stage where you remember things from the past!!!

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 made for two.

Michael, Michael, here is my answer true
You’re half-crazy if you think that that will do
If you can’t afford a carriage
There won’t be any marriage
Cause I’ll be switched if I’ll get hitched
On a bicycle built for two.


What I discovered searching on goggle is that this is the chorus to a much larger song, “Daisy Bell”, and there are multiple stanzas I never heard. We just sang the choruses.

Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)” was a popular song, written in 1892 by an English composer, Harry Dacre, with the well-known chorus “Daisy, Daisy”. The following link tells the very interesting origin and story of the song.

Daisy Bell

source: https://www.lyricsondemand.com/miscellaneouslyrics/childsongslyrics/bicyclebuiltfortwoversion2lyrics.html

How many of you sang this song or a version of it?

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  1. Linda Burkholder Said:

    We actually have sung that song at every Sweetheart Banquet we’ve created a program for. We even have a bicycle built for two!

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