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Puff the Magic Dragon

Original by Peter, Paul, and Mary. Later in life, Peter assisted in creating this illustrated version, which is a wonderful adaptation.
One of the most beloved children's songs of all time. So popular, it even has its own parody!



Chorus:
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honalee
Little Jackie paper loved that rascal Puff,
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff. Oh

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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 flag when Puff roared out his name. Oh!

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Dragons live forever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant strings 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!

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