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Song Parodies -> "Puff the Tragic Drag Act"

Original Song Title:

"Puff the Magic Dragon"

Original Performer:

Peter Paul and Mary

Parody Song Title:

"Puff the Tragic Drag Act"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

[Chorus]
Puff, the tragic drag act lived by in LA
And frolicked dressed in women's clothes in the land of USA
All the tabloid papers loved that rascal Puff,
And printed lots of stories - yes they couldn't get enough

All around he'd travel, clothed as a female
With herds of paparazzi running close upon his trail
Noble kings and princes came too, just to be seen
I guess it's not surprising kings and princes love a Queen, oh

[Chorus]

All around the country, folks would know his name
Just like Warhol said he had his fifteen minutes' fame
One grey night it happened, the Papers said no more
And Puff that tragic drag act finally was shown the door

His head was bent in sorrow, his clothes torn, but still pink
Puff he hit the bottle hard, to drown his woes in drink
Without his name on page one, Puff suffered mental strife
Until he wrote his memoirs - "How AA saved my life", oh

[Final Chorus]
Puff, the tragic drag act lived by in LA
And frolicked dressed in women's clothes in the land of USA
All the tabloid papers showed they'd had enough
Well, what do you expect if you've a stupid name like "Puff"?

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Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 65

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Princess Ana - March 22, 2003 - Report this comment
My my, that's quite a punchline. First parody today that actually made me laugh out loud, kudos.
Phil Alexander - March 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Ha! I've been rumbled: I started with the "what do you expect if you've a stupid name like Puff" line, and worked back from there...
Kate - May 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Terrific---I've had to perform this piece on Piano so many times that it was nice to see it taken as a joke...ow I can sing THESE lyrics with it
Static - August 11, 2003 - Report this comment
A++++++++++++++++++++++++
Rod Worden - April 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Very well done, Phil! 5s!
Phil Alexander - April 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks... there's also a sequel: http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/terryjacks0.shtml

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