The version of Daisy Bell
, which is just the chorus; that I sing, generally part of a Cockney medley can be found in 101 Pub Favourites for Buskers
. The full version written and composed by Harry Dacre
in 1892, published by Francis, Day & Hunter
and as sung by Katie Lawrence
can be found in 60 Old-Time Variety Songs
The song is said to have been inspired by Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick, one of the many mistresses of King Edward VII.
Technical nerds and sci-fi fans, if they do not know already will be delighted to learn that Daisy Bell
was the earliest song sung using computer speech synthesis by the Hal (actually by an IBM 7094) in 1961, a feat which was referenced in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).