我想，你應該聽過這首1962年由美國民謠三重唱〈Peter, Paul and Mary〉錄唱，獲得告示牌排行榜第二名的歌曲?
好吧，就算你沒那麼老，那總該聽過目前當紅韓國男子樂團Super Junior於2009年在Super Show 2 Tour演唱的這首歌?
這首懷念逝去的純真童年，孩子們喜愛，大人傷感與惆悵的動聽歌曲，述說一隻名叫帕夫(Puff)的小龍和他的玩伴，傑克派柏(Jackie Paper)小男孩的故事： Continue reading
“Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” (1961) is a folk song. The first three verses were written by Pete Seeger in 1955, and published in Sing Out! magazine. Additional verses were added by Joe Hickerson in May 1960, who turned it into a circular song. Its rhetorical “where?” and meditation on death place the song in the ubi sunt tradition.In 2010, the New Statesman listed it as one of the “Top 20 Political Songs”. Continue reading
“Puff, the Magic Dragon” is a song written by Leonard Lipton and Peter Yarrow, and made popular by Yarrow’s group Peter, Paul and Mary in a 1963 recording. The song achieved great popularity. The lyrics for “Puff, the Magic Dragon” were based on a 1959 poem by Leonard Lipton, a 19-year-old Cornell University student. Lipton was inspired by an Ogden Nash poem titled “Custard the Dragon”, about a “realio, trulio little pet dragon.” Continue reading
“Lemon Tree” is a folk song written by Will Holt in the 1960s. The tune is based on the Brazilian folk song Meu limão, meu limoeiro, arranged by José Carlos Burle in 1937 and made popular by Brazilian singer Wilson Simonal. The song compares love to a lemon tree: “Lemon tree very pretty, and the lemon flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.” Continue reading
“Leaving on a Jet Plane” is a song written by John Denver in 1966 and most famously recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary. The original title of the song was “Oh Babe I Hate to Go” but Denver’s then producer Milt Okun convinced him to change the title. The song was initially recorded in 1967 by the Chad Mitchell Trio and then later that same year by Spanky and Our Gang. Peter, Paul and Mary’s version first appeared on their 1967 Album 1700; however, it did not become a hit until they released it as a single in 1969. It was first performed at The Cellar Door in Washington, D.C. in 1966 by the Chad Mitchell Trio, with John Denver substituting for Chad Mitchell. It turned out to be Peter, Paul & Mary’s biggest (and final) hit, becoming their only #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. It was the penultimate (second to last) #1 single of the 1960s. The song also spent three weeks atop the easy listening chart. The song was used in commercials for United Airlines in the late 1970s. Continue reading