The Dragon Song


Long, long ago
In a kingdom far away
A witch took the daughter
Of the King one day
To the top of a mountain
So icy and tall
That noone could climb up and reach her at all.
The King was distraught
And he promised on his life
The first one to rescue her
Could have her for his wife.
Each prince came and tried
But alas and awrought
One step up the ice
And they slid right back.
Then from out of the woods there came
A dragon breathing fire and flame.
He melted a path through the ice and snow
And he brought the princess down below
The kingdom rejoiced and was happy once again
Till up spoke the dragon and he said right then
Remember the king made a vow on his life
And I want the princess now for my wife.
The king wept and wept but no matter how he tried
The dragon took off with the princess for his bride.
And though he was ugly
So ugly she cried
Her good little heart kept her there by his side.
She cleaned up his house
Sewed the bottons on his shirt
She washed and she ironed
And she cooked his desert
And cared for him kindly
And just every way
And soon they were married
A year and a day.
Then as twelve o'clock ticked by
The dragon stood with his head held high
Your kindness broke the spell he said
And he turned into a prince instead.
It's only a tale
Of what happened long ago
In a far off kingdom of the world you know
But all good people
Recall ever since
That kindness can even change
A dragon to a prince.

This song was originally posted at:

  • Send to a
  • Link to

    Link to this song from your website or blog:



Vote Down Vote Up

Victor, United States

23 November 2012 at 10:26am

I remember this song as well. It was recorded by the Rocking Horse Orchestra. The B side was "Peter The Flameless Dragon" which I recently found - Also a great song!

Vote Down Vote Up

Leslie From Newmarket, Canada

26 June 2011 at 4:59am

I used to have this on a 45. I still remember how the tune went to this day, 40 years later. LOVED it then and LOVE it still now :)

Vote Down Vote Up

Nan, United States

29 October 2010 at 6:59pm

Anyone ever find how the tune goes to this dragon song?

Vote Down Vote Up

Dana, Fort Mcmurray, Canada

20 January 2010 at 9:04pm

This sounds really cute, but I have no idea how the tune goes. Anyone know where to find it?

Vote Down Vote Up

Julie, Vancouver Washington

17 October 2009 at 5:07am

I too loved this song growing up. It now a favorite of my neices and nephews. It is "alas and a luck" anyone know where to find a recording?

Vote Down Vote Up

Alissa, Glen Rock, Usa

30 March 2009 at 10:50pm

I loved this song when I was about 5 (more than 35 years ago) and was so happy to see it posted here. One correction though - it's "alas and alack" not "alas and awrought."

Leave a Comment

This song has been printed from the website.