That will always be my ending. The converted aircraft was armed with three .50 cal machine guns. Rating details. The song is believed by many to refer to smoking marijuana, yet according to its author, Leonard "Lenny" Lipton, it's a simple sentimental song about the loss of childhood and nothing more. 13,457. Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee, Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea The next four aircraft were equipped with ten .30 caliber AN/M2 machine guns. The newly dubbed "FC-47" often operated under the radio call sign "Puff". Oh Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called "Honah Lee". … “Puff the Magic Dragon” by Leonard Lipton (lyrics) and Peter Yarrow (music) appears on the 1963 Peter, Paul and Mary album, Moving. The AC-47 initially used SUU-11/A gun pods that were installed on locally fabricated mounts for the gunship application. Greenwood #15. Together they would travel on 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 A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys Painted wings and giants's rings … Ich fahre heim. Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail Jackie kept a lookout perched on puffs gigantic tail, Noble kings and princes would bow whenever they came, Pirate ships would lower their flag when puff roared out his name. Sarah Zimmermann. List of military aircraft of the United States, "The Only World War II Aircraft Still In Service. Lipton was inspired by an Ogden Nash poem titled \"Custard the Dragon\", about a \"realio, trulio little pet dragon.\"The lyrics tell a story of the ageless dragon Puff and his playmate Jackie Paper, a little boy who grows up and loses interest in the imaginary adventures of childhood and leaves Puff alone and depressed. The early gunship trials were so successful, the second aircraft was returned to the United States early in 1965 to provide crew training. North Vietnam captured several AC-47s in 1975, and some of them are very likely to have seen combat in Cambodia. Terry and a testing team arrived at Bien Hoa Air Base, South Vietnam, on 2 December 1964, with equipment needed to modify two C-47s. Orders; My Account; Sign out. Be sure to SHARE this article with your thoughts of what you think “Puff, the Magic Dragon” is about! It was designed to provide more firepower than light and medium ground-attack aircraft in certain situations when ground forces called for close air support. Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called "Honah Lee". Newsweek magazine published an article in 1964 that addressed the theory that many pop-culture songs had hidden drug references; including, “Puff, the Magic Dragon.” When asked about the song, Leonard Lipton, Peter Yarrow and Mary Travers have claimed that the song truly was a song about the innocence of childhood being lost. 16,070 431. more tracks from the album Peter, Paul & Mary 25th Anniversary #2. Airman First Class John L. Levitow, an AC-47 loadmaster with the 3rd SOS, received the Medal of Honor for saving his aircraft, Spooky 71, from destruction on 24 February 1969 during a fire-support mission at Long Binh. Between 15 and 26 December, all the FC-47's 16 combat sorties were successful. The original gunships had been designated FC-47D by the USAF, but with protests from fighter pilots, this designation was changed to AC-47D during 1965. A dragon lives forever but not so little boys Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys. 4.21 out of 5 stars. The BT-67s are armed with .50 cal (12.7 mm) GAU-19/A machine guns slaved to a forward looking infrared system. When a new designation system was adopted in 1962, these became EC-47Ds. You could be Puff the Magic Dragon.' show more. The BT-67s are C-47/DC-3s modified by the Basler Corporation of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and are not variants of the Douglas AC-47. [2] As long as its 45-flare and 24,000-round basic load of ammunition held out, it could do this intermittently while loitering over the target for hours. An urban myth soon arose that the song was about drugs. Corum, James S. and Johnson, Wray R. "Airpower in Small Wars: Fighting Insurgents and Terrorists" Kansas University Press: 2003. Directed by Charles Swenson, Fred Wolf. Gibson the Rockstar Cat. Puff, the magic dragon, lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee Puff, the magic dragon, lived by the sea. Right Field #6. Armed variants of the C-47, including the BT-67, have been used by various air forces including those of Laos, Cambodia, South Africa, El Salvador, and Rhodesia. Puff the Magic Dragon is a 30-minute animated television special based on the song of the same name by Peter, Paul and Mary. Puff's first significant success occurred on the night of 23–24 December 1964. With Burgess Meredith, Philip Tanzini, Robert Ridgely, Maitzi Morgan. By October, Terry's team under Project Gunship provided a C-47D, which was converted to a similar standard as the Project Tailchaser aircraft and armed with three miniguns, which were initially mounted on locally fabricated mounts—essentially strapped gun pods intended for fixed-wing aircraft (SUU-11/A) onto a mount allowing them to be fired remotely out the port side. All four of these aircraft were retrofitted to the standard armament configuration when additional miniguns arrived. He came to the realization that he was not a little kid … He received permission to conduct a live-fire test using the C-131 and revived the side-firing gunship program. With Tenor, maker of GIF Keyboard, add popular Puff The Magic Dragon animated GIFs to your conversations. 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. Chrys Pilny feat. It’s surely not about drugs. Without his life-long friend, puff could not be brave, So puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave. Wedding Song (There Is Love) #13. The duration of song is 03:42. The Armament Development and Test Center tested the craft at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, but lack of funding soon suspended the tests. In December 1984 and January 1985, the United States supplied two AC-47D gunships to the El Salvador Air Force (FAS) and trained aircrews to operate the system. Its primary mission involved protecting villages, hamlets, and personnel from mass attacks by Vietcong (VC) guerrilla units. Emerson Electric eventually developed the MXU-470/A to replace the gun pods, which were also used on later gunships. The aircraft also carried flares it could drop to illuminate the battleground. Home. Puff, The Magic Dragon #5. "Драконы" расправляют крылья // "Известия", № 12 (21089) от 12 января 1985. стр.4. His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain Puff no longer went to play along … Home; Shop; Sign In; Create Account; Orders; My Account; Signed in as: filler@godaddy.com. Puff, the Magic Dragon was his first book, and he has since gone on to illustrate several others, including The Nutcracker for Sterling, and a picture book edition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow with a musical interpretation by Judy Collins. Home. Puff, the magic dragon, lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honalee. old Gooney Birds, “Dragon ships,” and from that came the American nickname, “Puff the Magic Dragon.” Our GIs and Marines said it looked like a Fourth of July fireworks display whenever Puff was on the scene. Other armament configurations could also be found on similar C-47-based aircraft around the world. On making contact Yarrow gave Lipton half the songwriting credit, and he still gets royalties from the song.In an effort to be gender-neutral, Yarrow now sings the line \"A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys\" as \"A dragon lives forever, but not so girls and boys.\" The original poem also had a verse that did not make it into the song. As the FAS had long operated C-47s, training pilots and crew to operate the aircraft as a weapons platform was easy for the United States. oh!Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee, Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee. DavidOaks 21:27, 5 February 2009 (UTC) I was recently in Hanalei,_Hawaii and it occurred to me that it sounds like the place in the song. Our awesome collection of Promoted Songs » Hidden Cities ( City's T… David Gagne. … The AC-47 was a United States Air Force (USAF) C-47, (the military version of the DC-3) that had been modified by mounting three 7.62 mm General Electric miniguns to fire through two rear window openings and the side cargo door, all on the left (pilot's) side of the aircraft, to provide close air support for ground troops. Oh! Such Is Love #3. Although, everone is entitled to their own opinion and people should respect that. [citation needed]. These machines were armed with M2 machine guns taken from retired F-86 Sabres. His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain, Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane. Sign In; Orders; My Account; 417-319-5659. Puff shows a girl named Sandy the truth about lies as they travel through The Land of Living Lies. At night, AC-47 gunships kept up constant fire against enemy troops and provided illumination for the base. The special was followed by two sequels: Puff the Magic Dragon in the Land of the Living Lies and Puff and the Incredible Mr. Nobody. Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee, Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee. In May 1966, the squadron moved north to Nha Trang Air Base to join the newly activated 14th Air Commando Wing. I'm in Love With a Big Blue Frog #4. Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali. The work of the two AC-47 squadrons, each with 16 AC-47s flown by aircrews younger than the aircraft they flew, was undoubtedly a key contributor to the award of the Presidential Unit Citation to the 14th Air Commando Wing in June 1968. During the two and a half months of combat, fighters were in the air day and night. You've Got a Friend #2. Puff The Magic Dragon song from the album Fun Daycare Instrumental Music is released on Oct 2013 . Neither Yarrow nor Lipton remembers the verse in any detail, and the paper that was left in Yarrow's typewriter in 1958 has since been lost.SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE VIDEOS: http://youtube.com/ShoutFactoryMusicCHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shout-...FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ShoutMusic_LiveLyrics:Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee, Little Jackie paper loved that rascal puff, And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff. )Lipton was friends with Peter Yarrow's housemate when they were all students at Cornell. "It was just me. Listen to The O'Neill Brothers Puff The Magic Dragon MP3 song. Puff (The Magic Dragon) 2.1M. 16,070 431. more tracks from the album Peter, Paul & Mary 25th Anniversary #2. 96 4. more tracks from the album You've Got a Friend #1. Puff the magic dragon was a kids show I used to watch. Of the 53 aircraft converted to AC-47 configuration, 41 served in Vietnam and 19 were lost to all causes, 12 in combat. Training Detachment 8, 1st Air Commando Wing, was subsequently established at Forbes AFB, Kansas. In it, Puff found another child and played with him after returning. By November 1965, a total of five aircraft were operating with the 4th Air Commando Squadron, activated in August as the first operational unit, and by the end of 1965, a total of 26 had been converted. 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. These weapons, using World War II and Korean War ammunition stocks, were quickly discovered to jam easily, produce large amounts of gases from firing, and, even in ten-gun groups, only provide the density of fire of a single minigun. Greenwood #15. And one of my friends who knew that I was a magician said to me, 'You should do this in your act. This test involved the conversion of a single Convair C-131B to be capable of firing a single GAU-2/A Minigun at a downward angle out of the left side of the aircraft. Puff the Magic Dragon. The guns were actuated by a control on the pilot's yoke whereby he could control the guns either individually or together, although gunners were also among the crew to assist with gun failures and similar issues. And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee. Like the First Time #9. El Salvador #8. [1] Cruising in an overhead left-hand orbit at 120 knots air speed at an altitude of 3,000 feet (910 m), the gunship could put a bullet or glowing red tracer (every fifth round) bullet into every square yard of a football field-sized target in potentially less than 10 seconds. Puff was introduced to a whole new generation of young fans with the release of a movie adaptation by the same name in 1978. The special first aired October 30, 1978 on CBS. Here are some statements tey've made:Leonard Lipton (co-writer): “Puff” is about loss of innocence, and having to face an adult world. Flights of both squadrons were stationed at bases throughout South Vietnam, and one flight of the 4th SOS served at Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base with the 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing. I'm in Love With a Big Blue Frog #4. Wedding Song (There Is Love) #13. Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail, Jackie kept a lookout perched on Puff's giganti… Now using the call sign Spooky, each of its three 7.62 mm miniguns could selectively fire either 50 or 100 rounds per second. Puff the Magic Dragon #6. The Peter, Paul & Mary tune "Puff, the Magic Dragon" is a coded song about marijuana. FAVORITE (5 fans) Peter, Paul and Mary. The AC-47D gunship should not be confused with a small number of C-47s that were fitted with electronic equipment in the 1950s. As the United States began Project Gunship II and Project Gunship III, many of the remaining AC-47Ds were transferred to the Republic of Vietnam Air Force, the Royal Lao Air Force, and Cambodia's Khmer Air Force, after Prince Norodom Sihanouk was deposed in a coup by General Lon Nol. A song made popular by the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary in 1963. Share the best GIFs now >>> Shop; Account. Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee 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 Honahlee Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee … Puff The Magic Dragon is a famous song from folk trio Peter, Paul And Mary, with the song depicting the friendship between the titular dragon and a young boy. Where Have All the Flowers Gone #7. After the death of Mary Travers in 2009, Yarrow and Stookey continued to … 4,236 ratings. The Republic of China Air Force (Taiwan) also converted some of its C-47s to gunships. One grey night it happened, Jackie paper came no more And puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar. A friendly dragon comes to help a non-communicative boy overcome his debilitating fears. 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 roar. Weave Me the Sunshine #14. After some magical adventures together, the boy grows up and moves on from Puff. One of the most publicized battles of the Vietnam War was the Battle of Khe Sanh in early 1968. The AC-47 had no previous design to gauge how successful it would be, because it was the first of its kind. Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane. El Salvador #8. An FC-47 arrived over the Special Forces outpost at Tranh Yend in the Mekong Delta just 37 minutes after an air support request, fired 4,500 rounds of ammunition, and broke the VC attack. In Operation Big Shoot, the 4th ACS in Vietnam grew to 20 AC-47s (16 aircraft plus four reserves for attrition). By all accounts, the AC-47 soon became probably the most effective weapon in the FAS arsenal.[5]. [old I know] I do not believe that if this song actually referred to drugs that it would have been made into a kids show. Right Field #6. It could orbit the target for hours, providing suppressing fire over an elliptical area about 52 yd (47.5 m) in diameter, placing a round every 2.4 yd (2.2 m) during a three-second burst. Where Have All the Flowers Gone #7. The FC-47 was then called to support a second outpost at Trung Hung, about 20 miles (32 km) away. 03:31, 8 June 2007 (UTC)Raryel Supply a WP:RS confirming both the fact and that this was the songwriters' intention, and we can put it in. oh! ], Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era, Armed conversions of C-47s (not Douglas AC-47s), А. Кувшинников. Business Girl. Orders; My Account; Sign out. In 2006, Colombia started operating five armed Basler BT-67 (Colombian Air Force designation : AC-47T), known by civilians as avion fantasma (ghost plane), on counter-insurgency operations in conjunction with Sikorsky AH-60 Arpia armed helicopters and Cessna A-37 Dragonflys against local illegally armed groups. Peter, Paul, and Mary. The title character was voiced by Burgess Meredith. Puff The Magic Dragon Puff The Magic Dragon Puff The Magic Dragon Puff The Magic Dragon. On 8 February 1965, an FC-47 flying over the Bồng Sơn area demonstrated its capabilities in the process of blunting a VC offensive. The land of Honah Lee is Hawaii, Puff the Magic Dragon is in fact a mountain shaped like a sleeping dragon in Hawaii. [Refrain] C Em F C F Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the C Am D7 G7 autumn mist in a land called Honah-Lee, C Em F C F Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the C Am D7 G7 C autumn mist in a land called Honah-Lee. Signed in as: filler@godaddy.com. (Because of the line \"A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys\", the lyrics may imply to some that Jackie Paper dies.) I read somewhere that some one did an illustrated version of the song where the final illustration saw Jackie bring his young daughter to the cave and introduced her to Puff. Check out the performance below of Peter, Paul, and Mary … This page was last edited on 12 December 2020, at 05:03. Peter, Paul and Mary - Puff, the Magic Dragon (25th Anniversary … [10] These airframes never were AC-47s and were actually regular unarmed C-47s. Peter, Paul and Mary perform \"Puff, the Magic Dragon\" live at their 25th anniversary concert in 1986. … Villano. But just because their are a few refererrences to drungs does not mean that they were intentional. Welcome to Puff … Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called "Honah Lee". - A drag-on lives for-ev-er … Prior to 1962, these aircraft were designated AC-47D. In 1970, the Indonesian Air Force converted a former civilian DC-3. Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee. They also have the ability to carry bombs. The first test aircraft (43-48579, a C-47B-5-DK mail courier converted to C-47D standard by removal of its superchargers) was ready by 11 December, the second by 15 December, and both were allocated to the 1st Air Commando Squadron for combat testing. The doctors were voiced by Frank Nelson, Regis Cordic, and Charles Woolf. Without his life-long friend, puff could not be brave, So puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave. More. In fact I even have it on VHS. The Magic Dragon persona was created by happenstance, when he went to a costume party in a dragon outfit, and nobody else turned up in costume. Several weapons configurations were used, including Gatling guns of numerous types, various medium and heavy machine guns, and larger autocannon (South African "Dragon Daks" were known to fit 20 mm cannons). Puff, The Magic Dragon #5. Its retirement date is unknown. The Immaculate Crows. Aircraft painted to represent AC-47s are on static display at the Air Commando Park at Hurlburt Field and the Air Force Armament Museum at Eglin Air Force Base. The aircraft again blunted the VC attack and forced a retreat. He then forgot about it until years later, when a friend called and told him Yarrow was looking for him, to give him credit for the lyrics. Peter, Paul and Mary were a US folk-singing trio whose nearly 50-year career began with their rise to become a paradigm for 1960s folk music. 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