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Peter, Paul & Mary – Puff, The Magic Dragon lyrics

Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali
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 Honali
Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

Together they would travel on a 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, Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali
Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali

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


His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane
Without his lifelong friend, Puff could not be brave
So Puff, that mighty dragon, sadly slipped into his cave

Oh, Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali
Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honali



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    merriellyn
    My mother recently died. On the coldest of mornings at the bus stop, she would sing the song using her breath as puff. I would giggle so much. It made the bus come quickier. Lately, my daughter learned the song at school and rekindled the song. When I graduated from college, she gave me a music box with the song. It is one of my happiest childhood memories. I learned my childhood didn't end. It was just waiting for another little one to sing the song. I love you, Mom!
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    It's a childrens song. It was a time when innocence was lost. It was ripped apart by the people wanting to make a drug song out of it. People who were looking for cutesy little words to call weed instead of calling it what it was. Looking for songs to snicker at. I never got in to the stupidity of the times. "everybody" wasn't doing it. "puff" is a happy song. I sing it to my grandchildren.
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    I have mixed feelings about this song. One part of me thinks that it was written as a children's song. Maybe it is just about a boy and his imaginary dragon. But, another part of me thinks the obvious thing. Its about pot. I mean, come on, "puff," "honah lee," "cherry lane?" All things asociated with pot. And by the way, it was the pot smoking 60's. Nobody would've noticed a song about pot, because they were all high on it when it came out! Nevertheless of the controversy, I love this song! Very sad though.
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    I was born 1937 a time of cars w/o radios. My aunt and uncle sang to us while driving. One song was about a little boy who finnaly put away his toys never to return. It was a sad song. Sounded like puff. My grandmother said they sang it alot because their only child, a boy lived only a few days. The song writer is only 4 years younger than I, perhaps he also heard a simular song in his youth.
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