Daisy’s Reply

This is a self indulgent one. But it’s a blog, so deal with it.

Many readers will be familiar with the famous verse from Daisy Bell, if only from HAL singing it in 2001:

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’ll look sweet upon the seat
Of a bicycle built for two!

Yesterday, while shifting Tub 13 of Old Stuff, I came across a piece of paper. It was a Subway flyer from God knows when, on the back of which my brother Jeff had scribbled Daisy’s answer:

I miss him.

4 Replies to “Daisy’s Reply”

    1. Not to detract from Marty’s missing his brother (which must be a constant heartache), I think those verses actually go back a long way, and there are heaps of variants; see


      But the original author is irrelevant; that Marty’s brother so used these lyrics is the point here. This is the sort of thing for which a brother would be sorely missed. Tough gig, Marty.

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