If you feel like singing.
A Bicycle Built For Two
(D) Where have you been Billy Boy, Billy BoyWhere have you been charming (A7) Billy? I have been to seek a wifeShe's the (D) joy of my lifeShe's a (A7) young thing and cannot leave her (D) motherDid she bid you come in Billy Boy, Billy BoyDid she bid you come in charming (A7) Billy?Yes she bade me come inThere's a (D) dimple in her chinShe's a (A7) young thing aand cannot leave her (D) motherCan she make a cherry pie Billy Boy, Billy BoyCan she make a cherry pie charming (A7) Billy?She can make a cherry pieQuick's a (D) cat can wink its eyeShe's a (A7) young thingand cannot leave her (D) motherOh oh where have you been Billy Boy, Billy BoyWhere have you been charming (A7) Billy?I have been to seek a wifeShe's the (D) joy of my lifeShe's a (A7) young thingand cannot leave her (D) mother
A Bicycle Built for Two:
A street organ (a barrel organ)
A Bicycle built for two
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 carriageBut you'll look sweet upon the seatOf a bicycle made for two. Patrick, Patrick, here is your answer true! I know that trick, and it will never do. If you can`t afford a carriage, Then there will be no marriage, For I insist I won’t be kissed In a bicycle built for two
The song’s Background.
Bicycle riding became very popular in 1890-s in England and other countries. Harry Dacre, a songwriter from London, wrote a waltz about an imaginary romantic problem with a bicycle built for two. It was immediate success. When a bicycle craze (boom) was over? People have continued to sing about Daisy, and even have added to the story.
In the 1970-s bicycles once again became fashionable for adult riders all over the world. Daisy’s answer to Patrick was written by an American teacher, Garry Gabriel? During a seminar for teachers of English in Yugoslavia in 1972.
Words and expressions from the song:
marriage - when a young man and a girl become a wife and a husband carriage - a car, some kind of transport Daisy to marry – to become a wife or a husband do - here: please half crazy – 50% fool all for the love of you – because I love you stylish marriage – a fashionable marriage, a marriage in the latest style to afford a carriage – to have enough money to pay for a carriage ( a car)
to look sweet – to look very beautiful Patrick – a boy’s name here is your answer true – here: yes, I’ll look sweet I know that trick – you are sly, cunning –хитрый it will never do – I will never agree with it for I insist – I am very serious I won’t be kissed – I will not marry
Across: 1. A girl’s name. 3. The pronoun used to refer to a bicycle. 5. Also called a “bike” 6. In the alphabet, the letters that come right before and after “m” 7. The pronoun used to a trick 9. People sometimes take _______ to learn how to ride a bike. 11. Pronoun referring to Daisy.
Down: 2. Fashionable. 3. Not well; sick. 4. Campers and soldiers sleep in them. 5. Found on a bicycle and at the door of the house. 8. A finger on your foot. 10. Abbreviation for “steamship”.
Fill the gaps with the words and expressions.
Daisy, Daisy,Give me your answer, do!I'm ---- -----,All for the love of you!It won't be a ------- marriage,I can't afford a --------But you'll look sweet upon the seatOf a ------- made for two. Patrick, Patrick, here is your answer true! I know that trick, and it will never do. If you can`t afford a carriage, Then there will be no --------, For I insist I won’t be kissed On a bicycle ----- for two.