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Puff (The Magic Dragon)
Words and Music by Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton, 1963.

Verse:
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Puff, the magic drag-on lived by the sea And frol-icked in the
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au-tumn mist in a land called Ho-nah-Lee-, Lit-tle Jack-ie Pa-per
F C F
loved that rascal Puff And brought him strings and
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sealing wax and other fancy stuff. Oh!

Refrain:
C Em F C F
Puff, the magic drag-on lived by the sea And frol-icked in the
C Am D7 G7
au-tumn mist in a land called Ho-nah-Lee-,
C Em F C F
Puff, the magic drag-on lived by the sea And frol-icked in the
C Am D7 G7 C
au-tumn mist in a land called Ho-nah-Lee. -
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last time to Coda


Verse:
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1. - To- get-her they would trav-el on a boat with bil-lowed sail,-
2. - A drag-on lives for-ev-er but not so lit - tle boys,-
3. - His head was bent in sor-row green scales fell like rain,-
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1. Jack-ie kept a look-out perched on Puff's gi-gan-tic tail,
2. Paint-ed wings and gi-ant rings make way for oth-er toys,
3. Puff no long-er went to play a - long the cher-ry lane, With-
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1. No-ble kings and princ-es would bow when-e'er they came,
2. One grey night it hap-pened, Jack-ie Pa-per came no more And
3. out his life-long friend Puff could not be brave So
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1. Pi-rate ships would low'r their flag when Puff roared out his name. Oh!
2. Puff that might-y drag-on, he ceased his fear-less roar. Oh!
3. Puff that might-y drag-on, sad - ly slipped in-to his cave. Oh!

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Coda: land called Ho - nah - Lee.
--
Peter, Paul, and Mary

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