Harry Dacre

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1894 recording by the Edison Phonograph Company on brown wax cylinder of Edward M. Favor singing "Daisy Bell"

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Harry Dacre was the pen-name of Frank Dean (1857–1922),[1][2][3] an English songwriter.

Dacre had a hit in 1892 with the song "Daisy Bell" (aka "A Bicycle Built for Two"), made famous by Katie Lawrence,[3][4] and then in 1899 with the song "I'll Be Your Sweetheart".[3]


  1. ^ Fuller v The Blackpool Winter Gardens Company and Holland, Court of Appeal, June 1895
  2. ^ The Times, 21 July 1922, page 7
  3. ^ a b c Baker, Richard Anthony (2014). British Music Hall: An Illustrated History. Pen and Sword. p. 133. ISBN 978-1-78383-118-0. 
  4. ^ Fuld, James J. (2000). The Book of World-famous Music: Classical, Popular, and Folk. Courier Corporation. pp. 188–189. ISBN 978-0-486-41475-1.