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. Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on April 06, 2019: Hello Roberta and thank you so much for your kind words. When he flew his helicopter in "a green military medivac hewy, He flew alone into a barrage of firepower. Question: If you are not following me, I BEG you to be one now. This was pretty significant at the time, as Leonard was working as a camp counselor when Peter tracked him down. What a wonderful hub about a folk song ! Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on May 07, 2016: Good hub. Yet so grateful for the missions flown and the lessons we have yet to learn. This half hour animated film was made for television, and aired on CBS October 30th of that year. Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on March 19, 2017: Hello Dani, I do hope that singing this makes your day go better! 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. What does it mean to pretend? Gli autori hanno ripetutamente smentito la leggenda metropolitana. Lipton was inspired by an Ogden Nash poem titled "Custard the Dragon", about a "realio, trulio little pet dragon". The song appeared on their Children of the Unicorn album. Truly, without any doubt, My favorite song and hub. The song we know and love began its life as a poem. I knew all the words as a child, and would love to sing. Who doesn’t remember and love this wonderful folk song for children, performed by the trio Peter, Paul and Mary? Vanessa Jean. Hello RTalloni, you are so welcome. I remember this song very well. 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. 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. So many children need the opportunity to have a real childhood of carefree, imaginative make believe today. 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. Who Wrote Puff The Magic Dragon? Not that he needs them. 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. There is a silver lining to the story and if some magic were to happen, Puff the Majic Dragon did fly that day. It's amazing how much meaning there is in every line of the song. Showing 12 coloring pages related to - Puff The Magic Dragon. 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. 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. I thoroughly enjoyed this great stuff, and it reminded me of my childhood days when imagination ran so wild. Hearing this song by Peter, Paul and Mary would always make me sad- I wanted to concretize, to flesh out that feeling. 9 years ago. :). 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." Puff the Magic Dragon is a 30-minute animated television special based on the song of the same name by Peter, Paul and Mary. The story speculated about the name Jackie Paper being a reference to rolling papers used in marijuana cigarettes. written in the spring of 1959 by a young university student by the name of Leonard Lipton. On the iconic Capt. Puff spent 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the number two spot on May 11th, 1963. That album has deep sentimental value for me. Glad you enjoyed this! Where Have All the Flowers Gone #7. I'm not sure of his exact words nor is he. At the end of the story, the girl is introduced to Puff by Jackie Paper. So much our generation has yet to learn from those who fought in the ugly and distant wars of the past. And a little yellow dog and a little red wagon, ~ opening verse from "The Tale of Custard The Dragon". 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 know that I am one of your followers. His commander was flying at 5000 feet and a call came in from soldiers on the ground. 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). You have a great talent, thanks for sharing it with me. 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. Searching for a video of the group singing the song, we found the video mentioned above, this quickly became a favorite. Kangaroo (children's show), Magic Drawing Board had a routine that "he" drew with this song as his music. You can also read an interview with Leonard Lipton in this LA Weekly article published in February 2015. I heard this on a 60s station the other day and it brought back all these wonderful memories. All childhoods come to an end. Nel 1969 la rivista Newsweek ha suggerito che la canzone potesse essere un inno al consumo di marijuana. 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. May we always appreciate and recognize them for their efforts as well as those who gave it all for a cause some never believed in. from cedes tanchuling. Both Peter and Lenny have vehemently denied that the song has any connection to drugs. Thanks for this look at a vintage folk song that so many continue to enjoy. I'm always humming or singing as I go about my day this will make my day going about better! I pretty much have accomplished all that I wanted to do. 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. A song about the adventures of a magical dragon sounds innocent enough, but like many songs written in the '60s, "Puff the Magic Dragon" is regarded by many as a … The movie tells the story of a young boy who hasn't spoken in a very long time. 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. Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on May 05, 2016: Hello lambservant and thank you. Public. i cried as a child whenever i listened to it. Puff was introduced to a whole new generation of young fans with the release of a movie adaptation by the same name in 1978. Yet singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow and co-composer Lenny Lipton have never allowed a picture book adaptation of … … (Encourage students to come up with a definition for the word pretend) Students: (Possible responses) To imagine something that is not really th… 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? But his chin seemed to quiver as he told the emotional part of the story. Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on May 07, 2016: Thank you Phoenix. my grandson, aiden, l0ves it also. Watch Queue Queue. Peter doesn't recall what happened to the original typed sheet of paper containing the poem. Watch Queue Queue 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. Little Jackie paper loved that rascal puff and brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff. He as asked to take a look at his bird with his commander. See more ideas about dragon, dragon art, mythical creatures. I'm still humming it :-). I also thought that the friend had died. The crowd, mostly moms and kids sang the song in total harmony without missing a lick. Just think of how many fathers were blessed that day to return home to raise their own children? I just love the song too. 16,070 431. more tracks from the album Peter, Paul & Mary 25th Anniversary #2. Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on May 17, 2016: Thank you so much for reading this hub and writing such wonderful feedback. In this short film, and both of its sequels, the voice of Puff was none other than Burgess Meredith. Did you ever pretend with your friends or by yourself? Will share. But the next line is "Painted wings and giant strings make way for other toys." I loved all those songs by Peter, Paul and Mary including this one. Having heard the drug rumors I did wonder what the artists would have said about them. The folk song Puff The Magic Dragon became more meaningful to me by reading your hub. El Salvador #8. Thank you Ron Jones for the missions you served and for the many who's lives were spared on that ugly day. Puff, the Magic Dragon è un brano musicale composto da Leonard Lipton e Peter Yarrow. Great hub! Glenn Stok from Long Island, NY on May 09, 2016: Yeah! The Irish Rovers, who had an international hit with The Unicorn in 1968, also recorded Puff the Magic Dragon in 1976. It's one of my guilty pleasures. You wrote this very well. John Hansen from Queensland Australia on July 06, 2019: I loved this song as a child and still love it to this day. Yet singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow and co-composer Lenny Lipton have never allowed a picture book adaptation of … I think I'm just going to have to start singing it again. Thank you for sharing how the song came about. Puff the Magic Dragon. Such Is Love #3. Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on May 05, 2016: Hi Kaili ! He was contacted by someone a few weeks ago about his involvement in the Vietnam war. As Leonard wrote in a post on Wordpress in February 2009, "When I wrote Puff I didn’t know from marijuana. When the dinner was over Ron brought up a something that was on his mind. Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on May 09, 2016: Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. And thankfully wonderful writer's like you who are here to remind us too! Gli autori hanno ripetutamente smentito la leggenda metropolitana. The song is about childhood, and the loss of innocence that comes with the end of childhood, nothing more sinister than that. The group’s second album, Moving, was released January 15th, 1963. Hi Alicia and thank you...so glad you enjoyed this article. 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. 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.. One of Leonard's pals happened to be the roommate of a fellow by the name of Peter Yarrow. I always assumed the song was based on old English or Scottish folklore as it has that kind of image. 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. Again he was declined. This high school kid got to duet on Puff the Magic Dragon … And, to this day, Leonard is still receiving royalties from the song. 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. In 1959, Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton co-created the beloved song “Puff, the Magic Dragon”: the story of the ageless dragon Puff and his playmate Jackie Paper. Full Story. I have always so loved this song. 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. PP&M were pure magic in concert. Loved the stor y behind the song. 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 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.". Photo of Peter, Paul and Mary from @1968. Puff the Magic Dragon (TV Short 1978) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. 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! Again he persisted not twice but many many times and said "you'll have to court marshal me then." But it makes more sense that he simply grew up. 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. 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?" Lori Colbo from Pacific Northwest on May 05, 2016: Who doesn't love Peter Paul and Mary and Puff the Magic Dragon. 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 never could find it on here. In those moments I knew he wanted the respect and recognition for something so few of us will ever understand. Nel 1969 la rivista Newsweek ha suggerito che la canzone potesse essere un inno al consumo di marijuana. In some ways, with some people, they hold on in some way or another. The first single from the album, a song called Big Boat, didn’t fare all that well, reaching the bottom of the Top 100 and only remaining there for two weeks. One of the saddest songs i've ever heard. Puff, The Magic Dragon. It’s surely not about drugs. People were going to hootenannies – they weren’t smoking joints." 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. I just loved Puff when I was a child, and I still love it now. I recall reading about the gunships in Nam being called after Puff...apparently, P, P and M hated that reference. But he was truly an artist, as we will discover later in this story. But it also makes sense as a little boy imagining his toy dragon being magic - and as he grows older, he plays with it less and less until one day he quits playing with it altogether. Along the way, they have adventures that nurture Jackie's imagination and courage in unorthodox ways. Right Field #6. 1. The lyrics for "Puff, the Magic Dragon" are based on a 1959 poem by Leonard Lipton, then a 19-year-old Cornell University student. Then he did something that (I hope) the girl will never forget. For lyrics coloring pages, clip arthttps://sites.google.com/site/samiannenurserystories/puff-the-magic-dragon He simply grew up and no longer believed in magic dragons. When they examined the helicopter it had 47 holes in it including some in the blades which caused a serious vibration when it flew. Puff, The Magic Dragon #5. I admit it. His mission was a medivac helicopter pilot and his assignment was to rescuer wounded and companies who were in trouble from enemy fire. They were under heavy fire and had many casualties. So, how did this song about a magic dragon and childhood's end come to be? I's so glad you were able to get the LP before it disappeared. Share, share, share and spread the word. Thank you so much for your wonderful story. Peter, Paul and Mary perform "Puff, the Magic Dragon" live at their 25th anniversary concert in 1986. Though the trio performed Puff The Magic Dragon in their live shows, they didn’t actually record the song until 1962 for their second album, Moving. On one such mission his craft was flying near the "hot zone" at roughly 3000 feet. His superior officer said to him, "Then go ahead but I will say off the record that I never gave you the ok.". A physics major, Leonard seemed the unlikely author of poetry of any kind. 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. We invented imaginary friends and something like a magic dragon was very real to us indeed. Hello Harish, 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. Leonard was attending Cornell University in central New York near the picturesque Finger Lakes region. He didn't know those records existed until someone told him of them the week prior. Creating interest in the topic Technique: Discussion and personalization Interactive Pattern: T-S, S-S Time: 10 minutes Material: chalkboard Teacher: Today, I want you to think back to when you were a child. With a little black kitten and a little gray mouse. Some people think that to puff the magic dragon means to smoke a marijuana cigarette." I enjoyed reading this article and learning about the background of the song very much!  A sua volta Lipton si era ispirato a una poesia di Ogden Nash dal titolo The Tale of Custard the Dragon.. The story took its own course- the original plan was to focus on the pangs of growing up, but this happened instead. Questa pagina è stata modificata per l'ultima volta il 30 giu 2020 alle 21:29. Nice job. Oh Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee. Glad you set the story straight about the innocent meaning behind the song, too. As he turned it over in his mind, he decided that he could write a poem better than the one by Nash. When everyone, including his parents and doctors, has given up hope, Puff magically gets the little fellow talking again. Yes, those were different times, weren't they :-). But Puff The Magic Dragon IS my favorite song. Puff the magic dragon. You explained things I never even realized. We’re talking about Cornell in 1958. This evening I was fortunate to spend a birthday dinner with my wife and her dad. The second single was a tune called Settle Down, which peaked in 56th spot on the charts. Puybaret lives in Paris, France. I will need to seek out your poem :-). See more ideas about Puff the magic dragon, Dragon, Puffed. I saw Peter, Paul, and Mary on PBS, Live from Carnegie Hall and they did this song last and mostly without music. Yet singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow and co-composer Lenny Lipton have never allowed a picture book adaptation of … Aug 20, 2020 - Explore Andrew Hager's board "Puff The Magic Dragon", followed by 220 people on Pinterest. written in the spring of 1959 by a young university student by the name of Leonard Lipton. 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. 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. One of the groups to record Puff was best known for their song about another mythical creature. Now, hopefully, people will be able to see it once more. It's just one of those songs that stays with us, and elicits all kinds of imagery and emotions for everyone who hears it. I was also a big Captain K fan when I was a kid. I learn something new every time I write one of these articles. 2.1M. "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 may not be the smartest guy on HP, but I do know talented writers and that means YOU. It's neat to hear this song again. I felt so bad for Puff! 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. All of us thought that the little boy in the song died, but apparently not. It has a lot of information, with many details unknown to me and some forgotten. It really was a very innocent little song. Then Puff was released. I'm glad you enjoyed this. I'm so glad you enjoyed this article. That was 50 years ago and today he was printing off some 60 pages of comments from those whom he rescued. Peter offered to give Leonard half of the song writing credits after it had already become a hit. I'm in Love With a Big Blue Frog #4. Leonard was attending Cornell University in central New York near the picturesque Finger Lakes region. This video is unavailable. One of these poems, "The Tale of Custard The Dragon", written by Nash in 1936, really stuck with Leonard. Byrnes replies: "Puff is just the name of the boy's magical dragon. This song brings back so many memories. Something so sweet and innocent about it. 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. All because of a man who wouldn't allow fear of being killed himself to alter the mission he was called to perform. La storia della canzone si svolge nell'immaginaria terra di "Honalee" nei pressi del mare. Puff, the Magic Dragon è un brano musicale composto da Leonard Lipton e Peter Yarrow. 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 album contained the hits Lemon Tree and If I Had a Hammer, which reached #35 and #10 respectively on Billboard's Hot 100. Your hub brought back memories of a time when things were different. Takes me back to the 1960s when I hear songs like this. Folk-rock manager extraordinaire Albert Grossman was looking to cash in on the resurgence of folk music, and put the trio together in 1961. Fact: Those huge Huey helicopters used in Nam to deliver men and equipment were tagged "Puff The Magic Dragon.". Peter had found the poem on his typewriter and had written the song based on Leonard's poem. Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on June 28, 2016: Hello Flourish and thank you. And the very name "Puff" supposedly implied smoking marijuana. When this was played on Bob Keeshan's TV show Captain Kangaroo, the accompanying illustrations seemed to reflect the missing fourth verse. Join the imaginary adventures of the ageless dragon Puff and his playmate, Jackie Paper in the fictional land of ‘Honalee’ ! 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. great song. Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on May 26, 2016: Thank you for reading and sharing. He pulled her out of the group and they sang the second verse together. I am not blowing smoke. The song "Puff The Magic Dragon" brought some relief to youngsters too, by proving that dragons were not so fearsome after all. Things were different back then, but something's never change. Mine too...I just love this little song :-). 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. By Sol Mednick Uploaded by We hope at en.wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. It's great songs and stories like "Puff the magic Dragon" that remind us of that. Thanks! Here are some statements tey've made:Leonard Lipton (co-writer): “Puff” is about loss of innocence, and having to face an adult world. 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. il testo di Puff, the Magic Dragon si basa su un poemetto del 1959 di Leonard Lipton, allora studente diciannovenne della Cornell University. I loved this tune when I was a child and I still love it today. Jackie Paper did not die, which is the way some people interpreted the lyrics. You a pothead, Focker?" Ron immediately flew in to make the attempt to rescue those who called for help. Like the First Time #9. 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. 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. I'm so glad you enjoyed this. Thee men were loaded on in "heaps" because everyone wanted to be rescued. Peter Yarrow wrote the song before Peter, Paul and Mary came together as a group. 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. If you Google it, you'll see thousands of references stating that Lipton based… 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. Sep 8, 2020 - Explore Ericka Walden's board "Puff the Magic Dragon...", followed by 1026 people on Pinterest. The helicopter was designed to carry 6 men as passengers but there a great need for more missions with a higher risk of being shot down. Kaili Bisson (author) from Canada on July 06, 2019: I still love this song too! I even wrote a poem based on it called The Magic Dragon of Norwich as a response to a challenge here by Ann Carr. 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. Fond memories of watching this while growing up. The song made the Easy Listening, R&B and Hot 100 charts, and was—and remains—an immensely popular song. 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. 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. FlourishAnyway from USA on June 28, 2016: This was thoroughly entertaining and provided information that I had long ago wondered about. 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. Nice little daydream fodder, though. 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. No pun intended. A new child - a girl - was introduced in a book published in 2007 by Peter and Leonard based on the song's lyrics. Puff is such a sweet song, isn't it? Has anyone else tried to make that connection that you know of? We listened and then the story seemed to open up into his missions in Vietnam. When they would sing "Puff" tears would fall across the room. The song we know and love began its life as a poem. :). 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