Daisy Bell


                            Daisy Bell

Harry Dacre, 1892                               Harry Dacre, 1892
                                            Mandolin tablature by
                                         Elizabeth T. Knuth, 2003

Key: G
Waltz. Tempo about 150.

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         There is  a    flow - er with - in     my


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 heart,          Dai  -   -     sy,            Dai  -   -


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  sy!           Plant-ed one    day by   a    glanc -  ing

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 dart,          Plant-ed  by    Dai  -  sy

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 Bell!                         Wheth-er she   loves me  or


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loves     me     not,         Sometimes it's  hard     to

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 tell;                          Yet  I  am    long-ing to      


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share     the    lot     of    beau-ti- ful    Dai  -  sy

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 Bell!


Chorus:
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  Dai  -   -     sy,            Dai  -   -     sy,

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Give  me your    an   - swer,   do!


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  I'm           half            cra  -   -     zy,

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  all for the   love     of     you!                   It

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 won't be  a    styl  -  ish    mar-riage,              I

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 can't    af   -  ford    a     car-riage,             But


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 you'll  look   sweet           On      the   seat     Of a

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  bi- cy- cle   built    for   two!

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It's the geekly thing to do.

"Daisy Bell" was the first song to be "sung" by a computer; it was in 1962, at Bell Labs. In the movie 2001, the HAL 9000 computer sings "Daisy" as it is being disassembled.

Words and music to "Daisy Bell" are in the public domain worldwide, although this arrangement is mine. The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music offers free images of this song in standard notation.

If you like, you can hear a MIDI file of "Daisy Bell".


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