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Subject: Lyr Req: Puff Magic Dragon Vietnam lyrics
From: GUEST,rick.booth@norwoodlight.com
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 06:08 PM

I have searched the Web high and low for lyrics I once saw, a complete parody of the Peter, Paul and Mary song "Puff the Magic Dragon," but written about the AC-47 gunships developed in Vietnam. I am writing a graduate school paper and need them rather quickly, if I can get them.

I have found only two fragments of the lyrics so far, though I am positive I have seen a complete version on the Web, I just cannot find it, try though I might:

"Puff the magic Dragon, A bird of days long gone, Came to fly the evening sky, In a land called Vietnam"; and

"A dragon lives forever, but but but not little men in black" (pajamas, the preferred Viet Cong dress code)

Any assistance would be of inestimable help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Puff Magic Dragon Vietnam lyrics
From: Peace
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 07:22 PM

"Puff the magic Dragon, a bird of days long gone,
Came to fly the evening sky in a land called Vietnam." Unknown


An AC-47 pilot, Major Robert P. Knoph, penned some lyrics to the tune of the popular Peter, Paul and Mary song, "Puff the Magic Dragon." He closed the song, "Now dragons live forever, and Puff is just the same. The Gooney Bird will still be heard when grandpa is my name." We don't know if Major Knoph is a grandpa, but the Gooney Bird is still around.

This is all I can find at present. I will see if I can locate Maj Knoph. If so, I'll ask if he has the rest. I cannot find the song you want on the web.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Puff Magic Dragon Vietnam lyrics
From: Peace
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 07:34 PM

Google

AC-47

They are looking for the words, too. Might be worth giving them a shout.
Can't find the Maj.

Possibly one of the vets on the 'cat can help. We'll keep the thread up there for all to see. What's your timeline on the paper?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Puff Magic Dragon Vietnam lyrics
From: mg
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 10:11 PM

I'll put this on a veteran list and see if anyone can come up with the words. mg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Puff Magic Dragon Vietnam lyrics
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 10:22 PM

I have the lyrics, circa 1970. -

What will you bid?

Profits to Max and the Mudcat.

P.M. and text goes to the winner.

One pound, two pound, who will give me four? Five pound, in Euros make that six...got six... lets go ten...this is Euro folkies don't think in yen.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Puff Magic Dragon Vietnam lyrics
From: mg
Date: 01 Dec 04 - 12:20 AM

I found the guy's name who wrote the revised lyrics in one place - Major Robert P. Knoph - and this version of the song, which did not list the author's name, in another. I suppose Knoph is the culprit:

Puff the Magic Dragon

Puff the Magic Dragon, a bird of Cam Ranh bon
Came to fly the evening skies
In a land called Vietnam.

Puff the Magic Dragon, came across the sea,
To write it's name in guns of flame
In the heart of hostile SEA

When the grunts are in trouble
And Charlie's all around
The thoughts may pry into the sky
Beneath the fires on the ground

The VC's mortal terror, starts when many cries
And the Dragon's breath of sudden death
Comes screaming from the sky.

Yes, Puff will still be flying,
From one corps down to four
Till Charlie's gone and the evening comes
It's like the year before.

But I'll remember always, the ground troops grateful cry,
When fire is beamed and Charlie screamed
At the Dragon in the sky.

Now Dragons live forever and the Puff is just the same,
The Gooney Bird will still be heard when Grandpa is my name.
It will have to roam the skies with friends ..not with me
For I'm going home, no more to roam
In a land across the sea.

Puff the Magic Dragon, a bird of Cam Ranh bon
Came to fly the evening skies
In a land called Vietnam.

Puff the Magic Dragon, came across the sea,
To write it's name in guns of flame
In the heart of hostile SEA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Puff Magic Dragon Vietnam lyrics
From: Peace
Date: 01 Dec 04 - 12:47 AM

Great work, Mary. Really, really good.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Puff Magic Dragon Vietnam lyrics
From: Lighter
Date: 01 Dec 04 - 08:59 PM

Of course it doesn't rhyme, but that mustn't that be Cam Ranh "Bay," the site of a huge American base in RVN?

Also, what's spelled out as "One Corps" was actually pronounced "Eye Corps" because it was designated by the Roman numeral "I."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Puff the Magic Dragon (Vietnam parody)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 05:07 AM

PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON CAME ACROSS THE SEA
TO CARVE ITS NAME WITH TONGUES OF FLAME
IN THE HEARTS OF ALL V.C.....

THIS IS WHAT I HAD SEEN ON SHEET. I CANT FIND IT ANYMORE THO.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Puff the Magic Dragon (Vietnam parody)
From: GUEST,Chaplain Jen
Date: 17 Jun 11 - 05:52 PM

Puff the Magic Dragon, a bird of Cam Ranh bon
Came to fly the evening skies
In a land called Vietnam.

Puff the Magic Dragon, came across the sea,
To write it's name in guns of flame
In the heart of hostile SEA

When the grunts are in trouble
And Charlie's all around
The thoughts may pry into the sky
Beneath the fires on the ground

The VC's mortal terror, starts when many cries
And the Dragon's breath of sudden death
Comes screaming from the sky.

Yes, Puff will still be flying,
>From one corps down to four
Till Charlie's gone and the evening comes
It's like the year before.

But I'll remember always, the ground troops grateful cry,
When fire is beamed and Charlie screamed
At the Dragon in the sky.

Now Dragons live forever and the Puff is just the same,
The Gooney Bird will still be heard when Grandpa is my name.
It will have to roam the skies with friends ..not with me
For I'm going home, no more to roam
In a land across the sea.

Puff the Magic Dragon, a bird of Cam Ranh bon
Came to fly the evening skies
In a land called Vietnam.

Puff the Magic Dragon, came across the sea,
To write it's name in guns of flame
In the heart of hostile SEA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Puff the Magic Dragon (Vietnam parody)
From: GUEST,thereapr6667
Date: 31 Mar 12 - 01:12 AM

I am looking for any recording or video of Puff the Magic Dragon -Vietnam Parody. I was there and have several friends who would appreciate either


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Puff the Magic Dragon (Vietnam parody)
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jul 15 - 06:08 PM


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