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Puff, the Magic Dragon

Peter, Paul, and Mary

 

Capo 2

 

Strum: D   D U   U D U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       13421

Bm:   x24432

       32 1

C:    x32010

       12

Em:   022000

        231

Am:   x02210

         132

D:    xx0232

 

 

 

 

Intro:  / G - - - / Bm - - - / C - - - / G - - - /

          / C - - - / G – Em - / Am – D - / G – D - /

 

G                      Bm      C              G

Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

         C                    G (½)      Em (½)  Am                   D
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honalee.

 G                 Bm     C                      G
Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff

           C                               G (½)     Em (½)   Am (½)   D (½)   G (½)    D (½)
And brought him strings and sealing wax and  other    fancy   stuff,    oh

 

Chorus:

G                      Bm    C                G

Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea

         C                    G (½)      Em (½)  Am                   D
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honalee.
G                      Bm     C                 G

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea

           C                  G (½)     Em (½)   Am (½)        D (½)     G (½)    D (½)
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Hona  -  lee.

 

      G                         Bm         C                         G

Together they would travel on boat with billowed sail

 C                    G (½)   Em (½)         Am               D
Jackie kept a lookout perched on Puff's gigantic tail

  G                        Bm              C                          G
Noble kings and princes would bow whene'er they came

  C                        G (½)            Em (½)     Am (½)        D (½)    G (½)   D (½)
Pirate ships would lower their flags when Puff roared out his name,   oh

 

Chorus

 

       G                 Bm           C              G

A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys

   C                         G (½)    Em (½)        Am              D
Painted wings and giants's rings make way for other toys.

G                          Bm                     C                      G
One grey night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more

         C                        G (½)   Em (½)   Am (½)       D (½)    G (½)    D (½)
And Puff that mighty dragon, he         ceased his fearless roar.

 

        G                      Bm        C                            G

His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain

  C                    G (½)    Em (½)  Am                  D
Puff no longer went to play     along the cherry lane.

        G                       Bm   C                       G
Without his lifelong friend, Puff could not be brave

       C                          G (½)  Em (½)   Am (½)     D (½)    G (½)    D (½)
So, Puff that mighty dragon  sadly     slipped   into his  cave,    oh

 

Chorus


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.