Puff the Magic Dragon

Song Author Leonard Lipton Lyrics by: Peter Yarrow Performer: Peter og Paul and Mary Submitted by: Anonymous
[G]Puff the magic [Bm]dragon, [C]lived by the [G]sea,
And [C]frolicked in the [G]autumn mist
in a [A]land called Hona[D]lee.
[G]Little Jackie [Bm]Paper [C]loved that rascal, [G]Puff,
And [C]brought him strings and [G]sealing [Em]wax   
and [A]other [D]fancy [G]stuff. [D]    

To[G]gether they would [Bm]travel
on a [C]boat with billowed [G]sail,
[C]Jackie kept a [G]lookout
perched on [A]Puff's gigantic [D]tail.
[G]Noble kings and [Bm]princes
would [C]bow whene'er they [G]came,
[C]Pirate ships would [G]lower their [Em]flags
when [A]Puff roared [D]out his [G]name, [D]Oh  

A [G]dragon lives for[Bm]ever,
but [C]not so little [G]boys,
[C]Painted wings and [G]giants' rings
make [A]way for other [D]toys.
[G]One grey night it [Bm]happened,
Jackie [C]Paper came no [G]more,
And [C]Puff that mighty [G]dragon
[Em]sadly [A]ceased his [D]fearless [G]roar. [D]    

His [G]head was bent in [Bm]sorrow,
[C]green scales fell like [G]rain,
[C]Puff no longer [G]went to play
a[A]long the cherry [D]lane.
With[G]out his lifelong [Bm]friend,
Puff no [C]longer could be [G]brave,
So [C]Puff that mighty [G]dragon
[Em]sadly [A]slipped in[D]to his [G]cave. [D]Oh  

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.

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

A dragon lives forever,
but not so little boys,
Painted wings and giants' rings
make way for other toys.
One grey night it happened,
Jackie Paper came no more,
And Puff that mighty dragon
sadly 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 no longer could be brave,
So Puff that mighty dragon
sadly slipped into his cave. Oh


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