Saturday Song Smile. . . . “Puff the Magic Dragon” Peter, Paul and Mary



I just couldn’t resist this!  ” Puff the Magic Dragon” was multi-layered song of the complicated 60’s.  Listen to the  lyrics and you will hear a fantasy story of of a little boy and a dragon.  But to many people it was a metaphor for smoking pot.  You can decide for yourself. To me it doesn’t matter but  just makes me smile on this Saturday morning.

I saw Peter and Paul on TV yesterday ( Mary Travers died in 2009) promoting a book they have written called “Fifty Years of Music”. Listen and return or go to a place long ago and far away where the reality of war and descent and pain gave way, if only for minutes, to a whimsical song!

I would love to hear your thoughts! 

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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6 Responses to Saturday Song Smile. . . . “Puff the Magic Dragon” Peter, Paul and Mary

  1. reocochran says:

    This is just the sweetest song and it takes me back to a milder, comfortable time, when magic still existed in my mind! The artist captured this imp of a dragon so charmingly! smiles and thanks


  2. whatever it was about didn’t matter we al just smiled x


  3. Don Ostertag says:

    Love the song. I remember working just Mary,(one of my all time favorite sweethearts), and Peter. Peter was alone on stage and went on and on and on why PUFF was not a song about smoking weed. Finally Mary walked onstage, pushed Peter away from the mic, and asked the audience, ‘Is it just me, or do you also find Peter appalling?’

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  4. Dalo 2013 says:

    Brings me straight back to the 70s…and I remember growing up absolutely confused about ‘another meaning’…until the 80s 🙂

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