Why was Puff the Magic Dragon banned?

December 30, 2020 Off By idswater

Why was Puff the Magic Dragon banned?

This song was banned in Singapore and Hong Kong because authorities thought it contained drug references. Peter, Paul and Mary formed in 1961, and this song was always part of their repertoire, although they didn’t record it until their second album, Moving, was released in early 1963.

Is Puff the Magic Dragon a sad song?

So Puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave… Without question, this song speaks to the loss of innocence that most of us feel as we age. And, for the nineteen year old author of this poem/song, the loss was tragic and permanent. Poor Puff is now doomed to his cave.

What is Magic dragon drug?

The vapor of morphine, heroin, opium and methamphetamine to name a few drugs that come to mind. It made perfect sense to many that the song could also be referring to marijuana since it was commonly being smoked for recreation. The lyrics are as follows: Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea.

Is Puff the Magic Dragon about Hawaii?

The popular 1960s folk song by Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton has often been connected with this North Shore Kauai town of Hanalei, or in this case, “Honah Lee.” The song references to a mythical land called Honah Lee, where the “magic dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist.”

Who sings Puff, the Magic Dragon?

Peter, Paul and Mary
Puff the Magic Dragon/Artists

Are Peter Paul and Mary still alive?

Deceased (1936–2009)
Mary Travers/Living or Deceased

What was Puff, the Magic Dragon in Vietnam?

The Douglas AC-47 Spooky (also nicknamed “Puff, the Magic Dragon”) was the first in a series of fixed-wing gunships developed by the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Who sings Puff the Magic Dragon?

What is the real meaning of Puff, the Magic Dragon?

According to the song’s writers, Leonard Lipton and Peter Yarrow, “Puff the Magic Dragon” is absolutely not about drugs. They assert that the song is about growing up and losing one’s innocence and that it “never had any meaning other than the obvious one”.

How old is Paul Stookey?

83 years (December 30, 1937)
Noel Paul Stookey/Age

How long were Peter Paul and Mary together?

Peter, Paul and Mary
Years active 1961–1970 1978–2009
Labels Warner Bros.
Website peterpaulandmary.com
Past members Peter Yarrow Paul Stookey Mary Travers