Charts #858 today
Charts #81 in subgenre today
Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton
May 06, 2018
Story behind the song
an updated version of the classic with an aditional ending by Leonard Lipton.
Puff (The Magic Dragon)
Words and Music by Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton
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
Oh! Puff, the magic dragon, lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah-Lee.
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 whene'er they came
Pirate ships would lower their flags when Puff roared out his name [CHORUS]
A dragon lives forever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys
One grey 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
(new optional last verse)
One fine day it happened, Puff woke from a dream
He thought he heard a familiar voice and Jackie's laugh it seemed
He looked around his cavern and over by the door
Stood a little boy with a piece of string and smile he'd seen before
"Hello My name is Billy, my dad told me your name
He said I'd find you in this cave along the cherry lane"
Puff, that mighty dragon smiled in his joy
He had himself a new found friend in Jackie's little boy