Sunday, November 2, 2008

Puff the Magic Dragon


My mom and dad gave Abigail Puff the Magic Dragon book and stuffed animal. She loved it! It came with a CD of Peter, Paul and Mary singing 3 songs, one being Puff the Magic Dragon. This totally takes me back. As a child I loved this story and song. I do not think that I have ever shared that with my kids. My voice still cracks up at the end when Puff goes into his cave. *Sigh* So as soon as we got into the car I stuck the CD in and we listen to the song over and over all the way home. Now the boys, were less then thrilled. The girls on the other hand are in love. We have been singing it for 2 days now. I am looking for the little cartoon, but I can't find it anywhere. So, if you have it or know where I can get one (not online either, I have had too many disappointments when ordering movies online, right Murl?) fast so we can watch it before the girls decide that they are "over" it, let me know. Thanks!

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,
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 wheneer they came,
Pirate ships would lower their flag 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 honah lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah 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 honah lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee.



5 comments:

Mama Cher, Ok, fine, it's Sharon said...

This book is so great. I love it! We listened to the cd over and over too.

reddirtgirl said...

Oh, I loved that song too. Does your CD have the magical toy too?

North said...

Hi - When I was young (ahem, very long ago), the Irish Rovers (a very, I mean, VERY Canadian music group), frequently sang this song on tv. For some reason I associate this song with my childhood and my Nova Scotian heritage - very meaningful! I also remember drawing a picture about it in Kindergarten - ah, how many moons ago!! Thanks. But sorry - don't know anything about a show.

Ginny said...

I saw your comment on another post with your user name as specialk. My husband went by that for awhile, had to laugh.

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

WE TOTALLY saw Peter Paul and Mary in CONCERT in NJ! We did. Course they talked half the time about politics, but FINALLY they sang it! THE song!

I'm with you, teary cave part.