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Sunday, November 07, 2010

'Puff, Magic Dragon' - Singapore Version by Peter, Paul, Mary from Top Post Sept 18, 2009

Puff The Magic Dragon Lyrics: A Special Note For Singapore: Peter, Paul, Mary
Image: http://www.qwickstep.com/
Song was banned on this island in the 60s. This is a MADE FOR SINGAPORE version. Lyrics below, so listen to it carefully. Cute:
Play YouTube on the right as you listen to the explanation from the dragon's mouth about the 'drug connotation' >>>>>>>>>

"Yes, you know that little ditty...
Once upon a time a long time ago,
In a far off land by the sea,
There lived a rich Merlion dragon.

Don't you know that it's really a pity because
There never was a different meaning,
Other than the obvious one.
That the magic dragon is only about
The loss of innocence of children.
Now you can tell your friends that the verdict's
From the dragon's father as well..."

Is it about drugs?
(Covered by about 50 artistes.)

Video: Thanks to YouTube slims86, May 2nd, 2007.
(Introductory words: Extracted from video.)

Lyrics: "Puff the Magic Dragon lived by the sea/and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honalee... /Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff...

Meaning? If any other:
Puff = marijuana.
Dragon = Draggin' = inhaling
Jackie Paper = personifying a cigarette rolling paper
Mist = exhaled
smoke.

Your view, readers?

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