[Video] This Song – Released On This Date 54 Years Ago Was Banned

Today is the 54th anniversary of the release of a song that caused a lot of debate on whether or not they were singing about “smoking” — so much that many radio stations banned it.   Radio stations believed that “Puff, the Magic Dragon” was about smoking marijuana.

 

 

Feel free to study the lyrics, and decide for yourself:

 

 

Peter, Paul & Mary – Puff, The Magic Dragon

Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali
Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff
Oh, Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali
Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali
Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail
Jackie kept a lookout perched on Puff’s gigantic tail
Noble kings and princes would bow whene’er they came
Pirate ships would lower their flags when Puff roared out his name
Oh, Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali
Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali
A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant’s rings make way for other toys
One gray night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more
And Puff, that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roarHis head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane
Without his lifelong friend, Puff could not be brave
So Puff, that mighty dragon, sadly slipped into his caveOh, Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali
Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

 

 

 

 

photo credit:  adsvinyladventures.wordpress.com

video credit: youtube/James Guilford

Posted in All Stories, Annoucer Blogs, Derrick & Sylvia in the Morning Tagged with: , , , ,

+ Follow Us

 

+ Upcoming Events

  1. Finale – Summer Reading Club

    August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Double Trouble – Elvis Show

    August 25 - August 26
  3. Orleans Community Yard Sale

    August 26 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk Of Hope

    September 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Hotel California – Eagles Tribute

    September 8 - September 9

+ On-Air & Shows