Throwback Thursday with Hal and the Daisies

Trying something new for Thursdays – throwback posts.  This was originally posted in July of 2012 but something very interesting has happened since then.  I’ve noticed that very often this post gets viewed.  I mean as in listed in my stats viewed more than a couple of times a week.  I don’t know what keyword is causing it or what is beckoning readers to view it but I’m pleased no matter what the reason 🙂

For those of you who were around in 2012 here it is again and for those who have never seen it…have fun!


Daisy – Sing it HAL

Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built For Two)  – Harry Dacre 1892

There is a flower within my heart,
Daisy, Daisy,
Planted one day by a glancing dart,
Planted by Daisy Bell.
Whether she loves me or loves me not
Sometimes it’s hard to tell,
And yet I am longing to share the lot
Of beautiful 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 on the seat
Of a bicycle built for two.
We will go tandem as man and wife,
Daisy, Daisy,
Ped’ling away down the road of life,
I and my Daisy Bell.
When the road’s dark, we can both despise
P’licemen and lamps as well.
There are bright lights in the dazzling eyes
Of beautiful Daisy Bell.


Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do
I will stand by you in wheel or woe
Daisy, Daisy,
You’ll be the bell which I’ll ring you know
Sweet little Daisy Bell
You’ll take the lead on each trip we take
Then if I don’t do well
I will permit you to use the brake
beautiful Daisy Bell


Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do
Well who knew? I sure didn’t.  I always thought there was only that one part of the chorus and now I find there is an entire song and even some variations and “answer songs” to it.  Check out Wikipedia if you want to see some of those, they are kinda fun.  My first memory that I can fully confirm of this song is of course in the infamous movie by Stanley Kubrick – 2001: A Space Odyssey.  That is still one of the strangest, weirdest and most argument provoking movies ever.  At the time it came out, there were some older kids in high school who said it was best to go see the movie “altered”.  I don’t think I need to explain what they meant by that!
And now to amp up my sci-fi geek cred – I have an old LP somewhere packed away (hopefully safely) of the soundtrack to that movie! Go me! You have to admit, it did have a very interesting score for a sci-fi movie.  I mean, The Blue Danube and Also Sprach Zarathustra, far out man!  But besides the later song (just the opening bit) becoming almost ubiquitous in its usage – I just saw it used in a Phineas and Ferb cartoon the other day – I cannot see a pretty little daisy flower anymore without hearing HAL sing the daisy song.  While I was taking pictures of these little charmers, I was also humming the song.  
  “Hal, open the pod bay doors.”

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11 Responses to Throwback Thursday with Hal and the Daisies

  1. Lignum Draco says:

    Look Dave, I can see you’re really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.

    Beautifully done. 🙂

  2. It’s a lovely post that easily can be repeated any time. I agree with you that 2001 was a weird movie – but also very beautiful. I love your photos of the daisies.

  3. DeDivahDeals says:

    Great idea, happy Thankful (Throwback) Thursday!

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