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Daisy Bell
Last updated: 22.01.22
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).
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youtube15.jpg Daisy Bell (4:22) Vocoder, IBM704 and VOCALOID4
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