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"Daisy Bell," Lyrics, Text Format

Ascending and descending tonic arpeggios (I, F)
and a descending submediant arpeggio (vi, Dm).


  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: USA – Harry Dacre, 1892
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: through composed
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta/a/a | ta ta ta | ta/a ta |
    | ta/a/a_|_a/a/a | ta/a/a_|_a/a ta | ta (ta) ti ti | (_=tie)
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: intermediate: So8\Mi\Do\So descending tonic arpeggio (I, F), Do\La/Do (m3), Do\So (P4), So/Re (P5), Re/So8 (P4), Mi\Do\La descending submediant arpeggio (vi Dm), So/Do/Mi repeated ascending tonic arpeggio (I, F), So/Do (P4)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; tied notes
  • Key Words: USA – history, American Popular Songs, asking for marriage, love song, stylish, carriage, built, bicycle built for two, seat; contractions: I’m (I am) won’t (will not), can’t (cannot), you’d (you would)

“Daisy Bell”

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’d look sweet upon the seat
Of a bicycle built for two.

– The song is best known for the chorus, represented here.

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