Daisy, Daisy - at last the real story can be revealed

A well-known song improved

The first verse ( actually the chorus - see the genuine version here or here ) is always something quite like this : 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 made for two.
The second verse, like all the other additions, repeats the chorus tune, so probably shouldn't be there at all. I learnt this version at ( I think ) a campfire singsong after the Cubs' District Sports some time around 1945. There's another version about Henry. I think this one is better. Michael, Michael, this is my answer true :
I can't cycle half as well as you;
    If you can't afford a carriage
    there'll be no bloomin' marriage,
For I'll be blowed if I'll be towed on
a bicycle made for two.
- but I rather like these : Daisy, Daisy, this is a big surprise;
It's amazing that I didn't realise;
    I don't want to spoil the wedding;
    I'll go where'er you're heading -
So on the day you'll lead the way on
a bicycle made for two.
Michael, Michael, don't be a silly nerd;
On a bike, I'll certainly look absurd.
    I'm trying to put it clearly :
    Although I love you dearly,
I won't appear in wedding gear on
a bicycle made for two.
Daisy, Daisy, we'll have to do research
for some ways in which we can get to church.
    It isn't just words at random -
    I've only got a tandem -
So me and you must needs make do with
a bicycle made for two.
Michael, Michael, seeing I love you true
What you like'll have to be what we do.
    I'll try hard not to falter
    As we cycle to the altar;
Right up the aisle in single file on
a bicycle made for two.

June 2004 : Robert Tchertoff has sent me an alternative to my second verse, which probably predates my version. Robert writes :

"This is the verse that I actually heard sung to me by Tubby Clayton, the founder of Toc H.
I was a small boy of 15 at Truro School in Cornwall during the war !

Michael, Michael, here is your answer due :
I can't cycle - makes me feel so blue.
If you can't afford a carriage,
We'll scrap the blinking marriage,
For I'll be damned
If I'll be crammed
On a bicycle made for two !"

Alan Creak,
2006 October.