People know this song as "Daisy, Daisy", "A Bicycle Built for Two", and as "Daisy Bell". The original name for the song is "Daisy Bell"…

"Daisy Bell" became a hit in 1892. It was written by Englishman Harry Dacre in the US, and there's an interesting story behind it… He came to the US in 1891 with his bicycle. When he landed in New York, the customs officers made him pay a duty on his bike. He was outraged by this and complained about it to people for months to come. One day, a person replied to his complaint, "You're lucky it wasn't a bicycle built for two"! The phrase "bicycle built for two" stuck in Dacre's mind and he wrote the song based on it.

People still sing this song today, though many only know the chorus…

Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two) - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

"Wheel" is a play on "weal", which means prosperity. "In weal and woe" is a phrase meaning "for better or worse".

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Daisy Bell was the 1st song to be sung by a computer back in 1961.

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