De moeder van Puff

Mary Travers, lid van de folkgroep Peter, Paul and Mary is overleden. Zij is 72 geworden.

Zij was de moeder van Puff, the Magic Dragon.

Aan het begin van dit filmpje legt Peter uit dat dit lied niet over marihuana gaat, maar de sterfelijkheid (lees: verloren onschuld) van kinderen. A dragon lives forever but not so little girls and boys. Dag Mary.

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff,
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff. 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 lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.

Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail
Jackie kept a lookout perched on Puff’s gigantic tail,
Noble kings and princes would bow when e’er they came,
Pirate ships would lower their flag when Puff roared out his name. 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 lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.

A dragon lives forever but not so little girls and little boys
Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys.
One grey night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more
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 life-long 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
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.

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One response to “De moeder van Puff

  • willem

    Gisteren hoorde ik nog een nummer van PP&M op de radio, tussen mijn stapel oude LP’s zit ook nog een LP van PP&M. Jaren terug een concert van Noel Paul Stookey bijgewoond, klasse. Er is veel goede muziek gemaakt in het begin van de jaren 60 in New York.

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