Puff the Magic Dragon, the Purple People Eater

Discussion in 'Remember When?' started by HonorSeed, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. HonorSeed

    HonorSeed Senior Member

    Anyone remember the lyrics.....eww eeee ting tang twala walla wing bang that went to the Purlple people eater song, who did that song?

    Also anyone remember puff the magic dragon song? what artist did that song?In the land of Honalee...

    honor
     
  2. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    it was a one eyed one horned flying purple people eater
    one eyed one horned flying purple people eater
    oh what i sight to see.

    and

    she wore an itsy bitsy teeny tiney yellow polkadot bakini
    and in the water she wanted to stay

    puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
    and frollicted in the morning myst
    in a land called hona lee

    hey those were some of the good ones from all the way back to 1958
    or there abouts or at least back to 62.

    they were among my favorites when i was in high school

    really novelty songs like that were just about the only thing before the british invasion and the beatles came along

    although the kingston trio and the smother's brothers were good too.

    i even remember "hello mudda, hello fadda, i am here at, camp grenada,
    camp is very, entertaining, and we'll even have some fun if it stops raining"

    puff the magic dragon was early peter paul and mary. i don't know if anyone else did it first. as far as i know it was completely their own. it may even have been their first or one of their first big hits. i don't remember for sure if it was before or after if i had a hammer. i think it was after though. possibly after blowin in the wind but before great mandella.

    who did purple people eater was someone else though. i don't remember their name. possibly a one or two hit wonder. same for yellow polka dot bakini.

    you'd have to ask a beebop rythem and blues expert on that one.

    i just remember hearing them all the time, along with the sickly sweet pubescently sexy norman oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo norman, ..., which however erotic to my adolescent mind i none the less grew VERY VERY tired of.

    =^^=
    .../\...
     
  3. wyldwynd

    wyldwynd ~*~ Super Moderator

    oooo eeee ooo ahhh ahhh ting tang walla walla bing bang,,,,,, i didnt know that was part of that song,,,,we would sing that all the time as kids
     
  4. MellowFellow

    MellowFellow Member

    Puff the Magic Dragon makes me Cry. its a beautiful song
     
  5. CadenceKid

    CadenceKid Member

    Puff the Magic Dragon is about marijuana.
     
  6. MellowFellow

    MellowFellow Member

    It seems like a song about marijuana, but its actually about a boy growing up & losing his innocence
     
  7. MikeE

    MikeE Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    "Ohh Eee Ohh Ahh Ahh
    Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang

    Ohh Eee Ohh Ahh Ahh
    Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang"

    is from the Witchdoctor.
    "I called the witch doctor he told me what to do . He told me.. REFRAIN"

    This is different from the lime in the coconut witchdoctor song.

    My favorite is the Marvelous Toy,

    "It went zip when it moved and
    Bop when it stopped and
    Whirr when it stood still.
    I never knew just what it was.
    And I guess I never will."

    (Who did put the bop in the bop shu bop?)
     
  8. HonorSeed

    HonorSeed Senior Member

    click on 100s more stations tab at the bottom once you get the first url up, it then puts you on a small selector you can change to any station listed in the USA
    So far I like the one listed in Wichita the best. You can then dump the 2 browsing windows and minimize the small selector window to change stations.
    http://www.kzps.com/cc-common/hdradio/

    KTHR-FM Rock Variety Wichita, Kansas
    it doesn't use real player or windows media.......

    thanks for the purple eater lyrics......since I posted this, I had so many questions about who was playing a song I liked on hdradio online, I typed a few lyrics of each and put them into the search engine at Google, so far I haven't been disappointed.

    peace
    Honor Seed


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  9. SLammon420

    SLammon420 Senior Member

    puff the magic dragon is by peter,paul, and mary.
     
  10. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member Super Moderator

    The Marvelous Toy sung by Pete, Paul and Mary
    Written by John Denver

    When I was just a wee little lad, full of health and joy
    My father homeward came one night and gave to me a toy.
    A wonder to behold it was with many colors bright
    And the moment I laid eyes on it, it became my heart’s delight.

    It went zip when it moved and bop when it stopped whirrrrr when it stood
    Still
    I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.

    The first time that I picked it up I had a big surprise.
    For right on it’s bottom were two big buttons that looked like big green eyes.
    I first pushed one and then the other, then I twisted it’s lid.
    And when I set it down again, this is what it did.

    It went zip when it moved and bop when it stopped whirrrrr when it stood still
    I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.

    It first marched left and then marched right, then marched under a chair
    And when I looked where it had gone it wasn’t even there.
    I started to cry but my daddy laughed ’cause he knew that I would find.
    When I turned around my marvelous toy would be chugging from behind.

    It went zip when it moved and bop when it stopped and whirrrrr when it stood
    Still
    I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.

    The years have gone by too quickly it seems, I have my own little boy.
    And yesterday I gave to him my marvelous little toy
    His eyes nearly popped right out of his head and he gave a squeal of glee...
    Neither one of us knows just what it is but he loves it just like me.

    It still goes zip when it moves and bop when it stops, whirrrrr when it
    Stands still
    I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.


    Witch Doctor
    written and sung by Ross Bagdassariian AKA Jerry Saville of Alvin and the Chipmunks

    I told the witchdoctor, I was in love with you
    I told the witchdoctor, I was in love with you
    And than the witchdoctor, he told me what to do
    He said that

    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabingbang
    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabangbang
    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabingbang
    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabangbang

    I told the witchdoctor, you didn't love me true
    I told the witchdoctor, you didn't love me nice
    And than the witchdoctor, he gave me this advice
    He said that

    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabingbang
    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabangbang
    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabingbang
    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabangbang

    You been keeping love from me just like you were a miser
    And I'll admit I wasn't very smart
    So I went out to find myself a guy that's so much wiser
    And he taught me the way to win your heart

    My friend the witchdoctor, he taught me what to say
    My friend the witchdoctor, he taught me what to do
    I know that you'll be mine when I say this to you

    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabingbang
    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabangbang
    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabingbang
    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabangbang

    You been keeping love from me just like you were a miser
    And I'll admit I wasn't very smart
    So I went out to find myself a guy that's so much wiser
    And he taught me the way to win your heart

    My friend the witchdoctor, he taught me what to say
    My friend the witchdoctor, he taught me what to do
    I know that you'll be mine when I say this to you

    Oh, baby
    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabingbang
    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabangbang (come on and)
    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabingbang
    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabangbang

    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabingbang
    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabangbang
    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabingbang
    ooh eeh ooh ahah, ting tang wallawallabangbang


    "Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie, Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini"
    BRIAN HYLAND written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss
    Bitsy, Teenie, WeeniPolka-Dot
    She was afraid to come out of the locker
    She was as nervous as she could be
    She was afraid to come out of the locker
    She was afraid that somebody would see
    One, two, three, four, tell the people what she wore

    It was an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
    That she wore for the first time today
    An itsy, bitsy, teentie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
    So in the locker she wanted to stay
    Two, three, four, stick around we'll tell you more

    She was afraid to come out in the open
    And so a blanket around she wore
    She was afraid to come out in the open
    And so she sat bundled up on the shore
    Two, three, four, tell the people what she wore

    It was an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
    That she wore for the first time today
    An itsy, bitsy, teentie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
    So in the blanket she wanted to stay
    Two, three, four, stick around we'll tell you more

    Now she is afraid to come out of the water
    And I wonder what she's gonna do
    Now she is afraid to come out of the water
    And the poor little girl's turning blue
    Two, three, four, tell the people what she wore

    It was an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
    That she wore for the first time today
    An itsy, bitsy, teentie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
    So in the water she wanted to stay
    (From the locker to the blanket)
    (From the blanket to the shore)
    (From the shore to the water)
    Yes, there isn't any more

     
  11. HonorSeed

    HonorSeed Senior Member

    thanks Meagain, you must be the good moderator of the south:) kinda like the good witch of the south in the wiz of oz.....gonna go watch the video, I haven't seen it in a while.....sweet dreams.....HS
     
  12. pink floyd

    pink floyd carousing&ransacking

    i actually watched puff the magic dragon last night while smoking hash ... hahahah... it was intense!
     
  13. pink floyd

    pink floyd carousing&ransacking

    so they say....

    hahah i mean c'mon... "puff" the magic dragon? little jackie "paper"? [​IMG]
     
  14. fitzy21

    fitzy21 Worst RT Mod EVAH!!!!

    haha, i still have my VHS tape of it...i always seem to watch it when i'm stoned haha, its great.
     
  15. fritz

    fritz Heathen

    Oh, Puff was cool. I loved that when I was a kid. They let us watch it in school once. :D
     
  16. MikeE

    MikeE Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Paul Stookie, the writer of the song, says it is NOT a marijuana song.
     
  17. smelltheroses

    smelltheroses Member

    How about The Name Game?

    Shirley, Shirley, bo-birley,
    banana fanna fo-firley,
    fee fi mo-mirley,
    Shirley! :)
     
  18. HonorSeed

    HonorSeed Senior Member

    Chubby Checkers.........the limbo rock.


    How low can you go? :)
     
  19. SLammon420

    SLammon420 Senior Member

    I don't think it's about pot.
     
  20. dd3stp233

    dd3stp233 -=--=--=-

    "Chasing the dragon" is old chinese term for opium smoking.
     

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