Puff the magic dragon

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Puff the magic dragon

Message  MurielB le Sam 11 Avr - 22:20





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

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

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 life-long 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 Honnah Lee
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
in a land called Honnah Lee

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Message  BernardL le Dim 12 Avr - 15:14

Hi Muriel,

What is the autor and the singer ?

Thank a lot of your answer. Have a good sunday

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Message  MurielB le Dim 12 Avr - 19:51

Hi Bernard ! hi everyone !
Like everyone else I can read in Wikipedia what  "Puff the magic dragon" is about.
"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.[1] Lipton was inspired by an Ogden Nash poem titled "Custard the Dragon", about a "realio, trulio little pet dragon

. Unfortunately I don't know anything about that. I can just tell you why I like that song so much. When I  was studying English in Lille University I spent 2 consecutive summers as an au pair for an English family, living on a Wirral estate, not very far from Liverpool. I had two female friends. One of them played the guitar and sang beautifully. My favourite song was "Puff the magic dragon". At that time I was no longer in my teens but I had a child's heart. I found the story sweet but extremely sad.
Dragons live forever but not so little boys
When little boys grow older they stop playing in a magic world. Dragons are left on their own full of sorrows and very sad.
Do you think the magic world is totally unattainable for adults or is it possible for them to enter it if they keep their child's heart ?

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Message  BernardL le Lun 13 Avr - 6:32

Hi Muriel
l'm a little boy now, but a little more than sixty  !

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