"Humble Daisy" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on the 1992 album Nonsuch.

The demo appeared on the limited edition French Gribouillage EP.


Andy: “A paean to the person and the weed. There's a wonderful field where I walk my dog and overnight these big daisies came up. So the song's in praise of that glorious weed. As for some of the words, I have no idea what they mean - but they're pictorially gorgeous.”

Andy (on the demo): “Tramping everyday around ‘The Lawns’, a park in Swindon, my dog and I noticed continually how beautiful (and under-praised) the daisies were. We both ran home where he barked me the lyric of this ditty to petalled perfection. I'm joshing of course, he preferred the smell of other dogs arses to poetry*. Eight track cassette recording from early 1990.

“*Hmmm, maybe he was on to something?”[1]


Humble Daisy

Form a chain to hold all battleships in check

Humble Daisy

Knit a ladder down to nature's sunken wreck

Ragged rug unbound

Tangle trip the lovers

Royal barge aground

Brighter than all of the others on the window sill

I'll sing about you if nobody else will

Humble Daisy

Cast the milk and coins of morning's cash about

Humble Daisy

I fell down to heaven as you picked me out

We'll look up together

Browsing through some old sky

Sipping in the weather

You've got me dizzy, the fly that climbed the sugar hill

I'll lay upon you 'till somebody else will

Humble Daisy

We'll look up together

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