Puff the Magic Dragon

Information About Puff the Magic Dragon

Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton wrote the song "Puff, the Magic Dragon" which was then recorded in 1963 by the group Peter, Paul and Mary.

Leonard Lipton was influenced by a poem by Ogden Nash called 'Custard the Dragon", when as a 19-year-old Cornell student he wrote the lyrics of a song that was to eventually become 'Puff the Magic Dragon'.

The lyrics speak about the fantastic adventures of an ageless dragon named Puff and a young boy called Jackie Paper. When Jackie grows up he loses interest in the adventures of childhood and thereafter leaves Puff depressed and lonely. The story takes place in the imaginary "land called honah lee".

For any further information about the song ' Puff the Magic Dragon ' you may find Wikipedia helpful.

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K, Algeria

19 February 2013 at 3:28pm

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Koop, United Arab Emirates

19 February 2013 at 3:27pm

My kaka .ike dis sonf

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Molly, United States

10 February 2013 at 7:29pm

This song was on a cd I used to love! It's called gather round.

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Borgie, Philippines

27 July 2012 at 1:14am

I really love this song, during that time my mom was singing the song to me, I was really happy that time and played the song 10 times everyday... Memories of childhood.. Thanks Puff for everything.. Now that all the kids grew up.. they will never forget you as an Ageless dragon.. My childhood was magical that time.. thanks to Puff.

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David, United States

2 December 2011 at 2:19am

As a child, we sung this song in school- preschool through 6th grade. I am teaching it to my daughter - she loves it!

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Adriean Tshawe, Zimbabwe

20 November 2011 at 6:59pm

It Did'nt Work For Me So I Put Moves Like Jagger I Don't Give A *#;"

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Michael, China

8 July 2011 at 7:14am

My students over here in Beijing just love dragons and dinosaurs! This song should be a great hit!

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Lily, Australia

27 April 2011 at 12:34am

this song is so good that my dad bought me the book. in choir at my school they sung this I sang along too, well done for making this song.

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Daine, United States

1 April 2011 at 8:31am

I lOVE this song!

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Jesy, United States

1 April 2011 at 8:30am

I love this song our teacher used to sing this to us!

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Lucas, Australia

30 November 2010 at 7:01am

When I was a young little boy, I would listen to this song all the tme, it is fabulous!

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Tamika, Australia

22 November 2010 at 4:08am

This is wrong you dont have the video for it i am going to sue

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Lorna, Winnipeg, Canada

12 August 2010 at 5:33am

I have loved this song since I was a little girl; I'll be 47 yrs old on the 15th of this month and I still love the song. I decided to look up the actual lyrics to the song because over the years I'd forgotten some of them. I remember when I was little how I always use to cry whenever the last two verses were sung; the ones about Jackie Paper growing up and no longer needing his friend Puff, and about Puff being so sad that he never came out of his cave again. As young as I was at the time I first heard this song I decided that I'd pretend Jackie Paper grew up, had a family of his own, and then introduced his children to Puff the Magic Dragon. They introduced their children, and so on, and so on. Puff was never again lonely or alone. What a beautifully happy ending to a wonderful song and story. If I'm not mistaken, I think the song was actually made into a children's movie special or cartoon, and written as a story in a book as well.

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Tracy, Edson Alberta

25 May 2010 at 6:32pm

My favorite childhood song, that my dad would sing to me (Tumbleweed). I spent hours listening to him sing and loving every minute of it. I am now a grandmother too a 3 year old, Maddison. I have taught her to sing Puff, the first verse and chorus. When Great Grandpa and GG comes to visit Maddy. We are going to sing this to my dearest Dad.

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Tracy, Alberta

25 May 2010 at 6:30pm

My favorite childhood song, that my dad would sing to me (Tumbleweed). I spent hours listening to him sing and loving every minute of it. I am now a grandmother too a 3 year old, Maddison. I have taught her to sing Puff, the first verse and chorus. When Great Grandpa and GG comes to visit Maddy. We are going to sing this to my dearest Dad.

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Kat, Amarillo, Usa

20 April 2010 at 1:31am

My son came home singing this - thank goodness his music teacher still sings it

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Daddy, Greenbay Wi

28 January 2010 at 11:15am

Saw peter paul and marry sing this in concert when I was a kid.

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Barry, Selby England

22 November 2009 at 5:52pm

Lola in Charlie entry seems most inapropriate

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Lola, Charlie

22 September 2009 at 1:37am

i wana puf puf some of that dutch stuff, i wana puf puf some of that greeeen greeeeen stuff :D

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Sandra, Monroe,usa

9 August 2009 at 7:35pm

my dad loves this song

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