16,070 431. more tracks from the album Peter, Paul & Mary 25th Anniversary #2. On the iconic Capt. i cried as a child whenever i listened to it. I knew all the words as a child, and would love to sing. He didn't know those records existed until someone told him of them the week prior. Full Story. Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on May 26, 2016: Thank you for reading and sharing. As we sat eating dinner we were having catch up talk about family and things. The story took its own course- the original plan was to focus on the pangs of growing up, but this happened instead. Mel Carriere from San Diego California on May 06, 2016: Curiously enough, on that same trip that took me through Colorado that I just wrote about, I absconded with my mother's Peter, Paul and Mary album, the first one that you mentioned. Yet singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow and co-composer Lenny Lipton have never allowed a picture book adaptation of … He as asked to take a look at his bird with his commander. Newsweek magazine published an article in 1964 that addressed the theory that many pop-culture songs had hidden drug references; including, “Puff, the Magic Dragon.” When asked about the song, Leonard Lipton, Peter Yarrow and Mary Travers have claimed that the song truly was a song about the innocence of childhood being lost. from cedes tanchuling. Then Puff was released. Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on March 19, 2017: Hello Dani, I do hope that singing this makes your day go better! What a wonderful hub about a folk song ! I's so glad you were able to get the LP before it disappeared. Again he was declined. Ron persisted not once but many times and having experience in the army knew he could call in fire power on 3 of the 4 sides of the pick up zone which would provide cover fire for a brief few moments. Yet singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow and co-composer Lenny Lipton have never allowed a picture book adaptation of … Nice job. He pulled her out of the group and they sang the second verse together. The song we know and love began its life as a poem. Now, hopefully, people will be able to see it once more. It really was a very innocent little song. Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on May 07, 2016: Good hub. There was an additional verse in the original poem that introduced a new child for Puff to play with, but neither Peter nor Leonard can recall the exact words. The folk song Puff The Magic Dragon became more meaningful to me by reading your hub. Puff has been covered by numerous artists over the years, including The Andrews Sisters and Jackie De Shannon in 1963, Connie Francis in 1967, and Bing Crosby in 1968. This half hour animated film was made for television, and aired on CBS October 30th of that year. Having heard the drug rumors I did wonder what the artists would have said about them. I'm always humming or singing as I go about my day this will make my day going about better! Byrnes replies: "Puff is just the name of the boy's magical dragon. Before this song came along, bedtime for kiddies involved a ritual of leaping from the bedroom doorway onto the bed, so the dragons under the bed couldn’t grab you by the ankles and drag you away. Lipton was inspired by an Ogden Nash poem titled "Custard the Dragon", about a "realio, trulio little pet dragon". il testo di Puff, the Magic Dragon si basa su un poemetto del 1959 di Leonard Lipton, allora studente diciannovenne della Cornell University. Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on May 06, 2016: Hello Mel, that road trip was one you needed to make for many reasons it seems. Who doesn’t remember and love this wonderful folk song for children, performed by the trio Peter, Paul and Mary? Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on May 07, 2016: Thank you Phoenix. We listened and then the story seemed to open up into his missions in Vietnam. The lyrics for "Puff, the Magic Dragon" are based on a 1959 poem by Leonard Lipton, then a 19-year-old Cornell University student. Great hub! But it makes more sense that he simply grew up. Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on July 06, 2019: I still love this song too! I just loved Puff when I was a child, and I still love it now. Dave Wilkinson from Sheffield, South Yorkshire on August 04, 2017: Puff is the song that always calmed my older child down when she was upset, even as a baby. This film is produced by Fred Wolf Films.The title character was voiced by Burgess Meredith.The doctors were voiced by Frank Nelson, Regis Cordic, and Charles Woolf.The special first aired October 30, 1978 on CBS.. Some never came home alive but for those who did for a "Silver Star" it was quite the price to pay for this mission on this day. Peter doesn't recall what happened to the original typed sheet of paper containing the poem. Truly, without any doubt, My favorite song and hub. I learn something new every time I write one of these articles. The second single was a tune called Settle Down, which peaked in 56th spot on the charts. Hello RTalloni, you are so welcome. 1. Glenn Stok from Long Island, NY on May 09, 2016: Yeah! I recall reading about the gunships in Nam being called after Puff...apparently, P, P and M hated that reference. You have a great talent, thanks for sharing it with me. Your hub brought back memories of a time when things were different. Puff, the Magic Dragon è un brano musicale composto da Leonard Lipton e Peter Yarrow. FlourishAnyway from USA on June 28, 2016: This was thoroughly entertaining and provided information that I had long ago wondered about. Sep 8, 2020 - Explore Ericka Walden's board "Puff the Magic Dragon...", followed by 1026 people on Pinterest. I was also a big Captain K fan when I was a kid. Who Wrote Puff The Magic Dragon? I loved this tune when I was a child and I still love it today. You a pothead, Focker?" Something so sweet and innocent about it. It took a certain kind of a man to persist because he knew innocent men would die if he didn't fly to save them. Gli autori hanno ripetutamente smentito la leggenda metropolitana. John Hansen from Queensland Australia on July 06, 2019: I loved this song as a child and still love it to this day. It's great songs and stories like "Puff the magic Dragon" that remind us of that. His superior officer said to him, "Then go ahead but I will say off the record that I never gave you the ok.". He has a family at home with 4 children at that time and I'm sure those thoughts of losing a father did cross his mind. The poem that formed the basis of the song “Puff, the Magic Dragon” was written in 1959 by Leonard Lipton, a nineteen-year-old Cornell student. Along the way, they have adventures that nurture Jackie's imagination and courage in unorthodox ways. Right Field #6. Fact: Those huge Huey helicopters used in Nam to deliver men and equipment were tagged "Puff The Magic Dragon.". Nel 1969 la rivista Newsweek ha suggerito che la canzone potesse essere un inno al consumo di marijuana. Puff is such a sweet song, isn't it? And a little yellow dog and a little red wagon, ~ opening verse from "The Tale of Custard The Dragon". Thanks! We invented imaginary friends and something like a magic dragon was very real to us indeed. Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on May 05, 2016: Hi Kaili ! But his chin seemed to quiver as he told the emotional part of the story. But Puff The Magic Dragon IS my favorite song. I thoroughly enjoyed this great stuff, and it reminded me of my childhood days when imagination ran so wild. Showing 12 coloring pages related to - Puff The Magic Dragon. All childhoods come to an end. Then, a magic dragon named Puff comes to help Jackie by taking his soul force on a wonderous voyage to his island of Honah Lee. See more ideas about dragon, dragon art, mythical creatures. Years after Leonard had written and forgotten about the poem, a friend of his contacted him to tell him that Peter was looking for him. I'm not sure of his exact words nor is he. Thanks for this look at a vintage folk song that so many continue to enjoy. This was pretty significant at the time, as Leonard was working as a camp counselor when Peter tracked him down. Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 05, 2016: I loved the song about Puff the Magic Dragon when I first heard it and I still like it. 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 lifelong 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 Folk-rock manager extraordinaire Albert Grossman was looking to cash in on the resurgence of folk music, and put the trio together in 1961. A new child - a girl - was introduced in a book published in 2007 by Peter and Leonard based on the song's lyrics. The song we know and love began its life as a poem. Puff the Magic Dragon. I just love the song too. It’s surely not about drugs. Puff, the Magic Dragon is simply one of the most beloved songs of all time—a classic that’s become as much a part of the childhood experience as Mother Goose and fairy tales. The trio–Peter, Paul Stookey and Mary Travers–were folk singers who were working as solo acts, for pennies or a meal, in the coffee shops that abounded in those days. The crowd, mostly moms and kids sang the song in total harmony without missing a lick. I'm glad you enjoyed this. Kangaroo (children's show), Magic Drawing Board had a routine that "he" drew with this song as his music. We played the groves off that record when we were kids, so I wanted to have it because she was getting ready to sell it. People were going to hootenannies – they weren’t smoking joints." And thankfully wonderful writer's like you who are here to remind us too! And, the good news is that I have been one of your followers and avid readers for a long tine now...keep up the great work! Peter Yarrow wrote the song before Peter, Paul and Mary came together as a group. Hearing this song by Peter, Paul and Mary would always make me sad- I wanted to concretize, to flesh out that feeling. Watch Queue Queue. Thank you for sharing how the song came about. A physics major, Leonard seemed the unlikely author of poetry of any kind. Puybaret lives in Paris, France. Here are some statements tey've made:Leonard Lipton (co-writer): “Puff” is about loss of innocence, and having to face an adult world. Puff the Magic Dragon (TV Short 1978) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Ron immediately flew in to make the attempt to rescue those who called for help. Photo of Peter, Paul and Mary from @1968. It's just one of those songs that stays with us, and elicits all kinds of imagery and emotions for everyone who hears it. Both Peter and Lenny have vehemently denied that the song has any connection to drugs. Things were different back then, but something's never change. El Salvador #8. There is a silver lining to the story and if some magic were to happen, Puff the Majic Dragon did fly that day. Peter had found the poem on his typewriter and had written the song based on Leonard's poem. All of us thought that the little boy in the song died, but apparently not. Public. And, to this day, Leonard is still receiving royalties from the song. Puff The Magic Dragon Peter Paul & Mary Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee. Somehow Ron was able to fly all 3 missions that day and when the day was over his commander asked him "who was flying with him?" One of the saddest songs i've ever heard. Question: If you are not following me, I BEG you to be one now. Thee men were loaded on in "heaps" because everyone wanted to be rescued. You can also read an interview with Leonard Lipton in this LA Weekly article published in February 2015. Yes, those were different times, weren't they :-). Hi Alicia and thank you...so glad you enjoyed this article. It has a lot of information, with many details unknown to me and some forgotten. You wrote this very well. I think I'm just going to have to start singing it again. I'm still humming it :-). Then he did something that (I hope) the girl will never forget. I admit it. The song is about childhood, and the loss of innocence that comes with the end of childhood, nothing more sinister than that. Too many children now seem to be glued to electronic devices...do any of them really play anymore like we did when we were kids? The Irish Rovers, who had an international hit with The Unicorn in 1968, also recorded Puff the Magic Dragon in 1976. Nice little daydream fodder, though. 9 years ago. Where Have All the Flowers Gone #7. Gli autori hanno ripetutamente smentito la leggenda metropolitana. The story speculated about the name Jackie Paper being a reference to rolling papers used in marijuana cigarettes. It's one of my guilty pleasures. Peter offered to give Leonard half of the song writing credits after it had already become a hit. When they would sing "Puff" tears would fall across the room. Such Is Love #3. Thank you Ron Jones for the missions you served and for the many who's lives were spared on that ugly day. The song "Puff The Magic Dragon" brought some relief to youngsters too, by proving that dragons were not so fearsome after all. :). Puff, the magic dragon, lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal puff And brought him … I will need to seek out your poem :-). Nel 1969 la rivista Newsweek ha suggerito che la canzone potesse essere un inno al consumo di marijuana. In those moments I knew he wanted the respect and recognition for something so few of us will ever understand. You can still find the original Moving LP from time-to-time on vinyl sites, or you can pick up The Very Best of Peter, Paul and Mary. Leonard was attending Cornell University in central New York near the picturesque Finger Lakes region. So much our generation has yet to learn from those who fought in the ugly and distant wars of the past. If you Google it, you'll see thousands of references stating that Lipton based… Puff spent 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the number two spot on May 11th, 1963. His commander was flying at 5000 feet and a call came in from soldiers on the ground. That album has deep sentimental value for me. Hello Harish, I'm so glad you enjoyed this. In this short film, and both of its sequels, the voice of Puff was none other than Burgess Meredith. I enjoyed reading this article and learning about the background of the song very much! When everyone, including his parents and doctors, has given up hope, Puff magically gets the little fellow talking again. Glad you enjoyed this! Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on May 17, 2016: Thank you so much for reading this hub and writing such wonderful feedback. Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on June 28, 2016: Hello Flourish and thank you. His mission was a medivac helicopter pilot and his assignment was to rescuer wounded and companies who were in trouble from enemy fire. So, how did this song about a magic dragon and childhood's end come to be? 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" evokes that magical time in all of our lives, when life was simple, Santa Clause was real, and when we actually played and let our imaginations take us to far-off lands like Honahlee. I am not blowing smoke. I have always so loved this song. He drew Puff, Jackey, and all of the characters and like your hub brings to the front, a New kid showed up one day at Puff's cave and the entire process started all over again. 2.1M. great song. And the very name "Puff" supposedly implied smoking marijuana. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. See more ideas about Puff the magic dragon, Dragon, Puffed. I know that I am one of your followers. Jackie Paper did not die, which is the way some people interpreted the lyrics. What does it mean to pretend? Has anyone else tried to make that connection that you know of? I never could find it on here. Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on May 09, 2016: Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. Leonard visited their apartment often, and on the same evening as his library visit, while nobody else was at the apartment, Leonard proceeded to put his own poem together on Peter’s old typewriter. The group’s second album, Moving, was released January 15th, 1963. As Leonard wrote in a post on Wordpress in February 2009, "When I wrote Puff I didn’t know from marijuana. Searching for a video of the group singing the song, we found the video mentioned above, this quickly became a favorite. When he flew his helicopter in "a green military medivac hewy, He flew alone into a barrage of firepower. He flew 3 missions that day into the same "hot zone" where he was able to pick up somewhere between 79 and 82 people on 3 separate missions. Loved the stor y behind the song. We’re talking about Cornell in 1958. PP&M were pure magic in concert. This is a great collection, and besides Puff, it also contains their classic tunes "Lemon Tree," "If I Had a Hammer" and "Blowin' In the Wind.". Watch Queue Queue written in the spring of 1959 by a young university student by the name of Leonard Lipton. It's neat to hear this song again. I'm so glad you enjoyed this. Leonard was at a library on campus one evening and came across a book of poems by American poet Ogden Nash. Rockin’ before she could walk, a vinyl hound who can’t remember a thing because the words to all songs from 1960-2019 are stuck in her head. The song made the Easy Listening, R&B and Hot 100 charts, and was—and remains—an immensely popular song. This evening I was fortunate to spend a birthday dinner with my wife and her dad. I'm glad you now know about Jackie Paper...so many people think Jackie died because the lyrics say "Dragons live forever, but not so little boys." The physics major from an Ivy League school went on to produce 25 films, and has a slew of patents to his name, including one for a technique for shooting 3D movies. I always assumed the song was based on old English or Scottish folklore as it has that kind of image. I can still recall every word in every verse of this beloved tune, though I am reminded that, as a child, I had a tough time with “frolicked in the autumn mist” and came up with my own alternate words that kind of fit. Fox Animation has picked up the feature film rights to the classic 1963 folk song "Puff the Magic Dragon," and they are looking to develop it into a CGI animated and live-action hybrid film.The studio has hired Trolls director Mike Mitchell to helm the project, and Akiva Goldsman (Transformers) is set to produce. When the dinner was over Ron brought up a something that was on his mind. Will share. The song appeared on their Children of the Unicorn album. La storia della canzone si svolge nell'immaginaria terra di "Honalee" nei pressi del mare. Share, share, share and spread the word. Yet singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow and co-composer Lenny Lipton have never allowed a picture book adaptation of …  A sua volta Lipton si era ispirato a una poesia di Ogden Nash dal titolo The Tale of Custard the Dragon.. Puff, The Magic Dragon #5. When this was played on Bob Keeshan's TV show Captain Kangaroo, the accompanying illustrations seemed to reflect the missing fourth verse. One of Leonard's pals happened to be the roommate of a fellow by the name of Peter Yarrow. By Sol Mednick Uploaded by We hope at en.wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Aug 20, 2020 - Explore Andrew Hager's board "Puff The Magic Dragon", followed by 220 people on Pinterest. Did you ever pretend with your friends or by yourself? On one such mission his craft was flying near the "hot zone" at roughly 3000 feet. Vanessa Jean. As he turned it over in his mind, he decided that he could write a poem better than the one by Nash. Ron radioed in for approval to fly into the "hot zone" and the reply from his commanding officer was, a defiant "No" as this was surely a suicide mission. Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on May 05, 2016: Hello lambservant and thank you. Takes me back to the 1960s when I hear songs like this. At the end of the story, the girl is introduced to Puff by Jackie Paper. Puff the Magic Dragon is a 30-minute animated television special based on the song of the same name by Peter, Paul and Mary. This urban legend actually started right after the release of the song in 1963 as the result of a story in a New York newspaper. I may not be the smartest guy on HP, but I do know talented writers and that means YOU. I'm so glad you enjoyed this article. Fond memories of watching this while growing up. Just think of how many fathers were blessed that day to return home to raise their own children? For lyrics coloring pages, clip arthttps://sites.google.com/site/samiannenurserystories/puff-the-magic-dragon Puff was introduced to a whole new generation of young fans with the release of a movie adaptation by the same name in 1978. I felt so bad for Puff! In some ways, with some people, they hold on in some way or another. Questa pagina è stata modificata per l'ultima volta il 30 giu 2020 alle 21:29. When they examined the helicopter it had 47 holes in it including some in the blades which caused a serious vibration when it flew. This song brings back so many memories. The movie tells the story of a young boy who hasn't spoken in a very long time. Peter, Paul and Mary perform "Puff, the Magic Dragon" live at their 25th anniversary concert in 1986. my grandson, aiden, l0ves it also. Not that he needs them. He simply grew up and no longer believed in magic dragons. Little Jackie paper loved that rascal puff and brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff. One of the groups to record Puff was best known for their song about another mythical creature. Like the First Time #9. It's amazing how much meaning there is in every line of the song. La melodia della canzone è molto simile al brano, https://it.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Puff,_the_Magic_Dragon&oldid=114044261, Album e brani musicali con genere non riconosciuto, licenza Creative Commons Attribuzione-Condividi allo stesso modo, La canzone viene citata in una scena del film. I also thought that the friend had died. A photo of Peter, Paul and Mary dated May 21, 1963, By International Talent Associates (management) (eBay item front back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. You explained things I never even realized. Some people think that to puff the magic dragon means to smoke a marijuana cigarette." Again he persisted not twice but many many times and said "you'll have to court marshal me then." Puff, the Magic Dragon is simply one of the most beloved songs of all timea classic thats become as much a part of the childhood experience as Mother Goose and fairy tales. Tears fell from my eyes for "I" felt a lot of emotions at this time of my life having worked for 23 years with our local paper; wrote scripts for a community theater three friends and I formed to do shows to give monies to charities and was on the radio with a friend of mine. They quickly achieved fame with their first album, Peter, Paul and Mary, which was released in May of 1962 in both mono and stereo versions. The first time I visited Hanalei on Kauai, I tried to find out if that quaint oceanside village was connected to the song, but, alas, it is not. La canzone narra la storia di un draghetto di nome Puff e del suo compagno di giochi, Jackie Paper, un bambino che una volta cresciuto perde interesse nel mondo fantastico e immaginario delle avventure d'infanzia e lascia da solo Puff (la strofa: «A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys» viene generalmente considerata indicante il fatto che solo il piccolo Jackie Paper diventi adulto). Leonard was attending Cornell University in central New York near the picturesque Finger Lakes region. Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on April 06, 2019: Hello Roberta and thank you so much for your kind words. Mine too...I just love this little song :-). Puff, the Magic Dragon è un brano musicale composto da Leonard Lipton e Peter Yarrow. I remember this song very well. Puff, the Magic Dragon was his first book, and he has since gone on to illustrate several others, including The Nutcracker for Sterling, and a picture book edition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow with a musical interpretation by Judy Collins. … Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee The 1963 Peter, Paul and Mary's song, Puff, the Magic Dragon, was based on a poem written by Lenny Lipton in 1959. This video is unavailable. 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