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Puff The Magic Dragon Ukulele

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
From uunet!dtix!mimsy!tms Fri Aug 28 17:33:32 PDT 1992
Article: 1893 of alt.guitar.tab
Path: nevada.edu!uunet!dtix!mimsy!tms
From: tms@cs.umd.edu (Tom Swiss (not Swift, not Suiss, Swiss!))
Newsgroups: alt.guitar.tab
Subject: Crd: Puff (The Magic Dragon)
Summary: The DEFINTATIVE "Puff"!
Message-ID: <59938@mimsy.umd.edu>
Date: 27 Aug 92 20:37:51 GMT
References: <92234.124845ICCEK@ASUACAD.BITNET> <6754@pharaoh.cyborg.bt.co.uk>
Sender: news@mimsy.umd.edu
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     You can be a big hit with your young kid/nephew/niece/cousin/
friend's kid/complete stranger's kid with this one...

Puff (The Magic Dragon)
Words and Music by Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton, 1963.
(my Peter Paul & Mary songbook has this in Bb; I've transposed to C to
make it easier to play. Purists can, of course, reverse the process.)

C               Em      F            C        F
Puff, the magic drag-on lived by the sea  And frol-icked in the 

C        Am       D7                   G7   C               Em   
au-tumn mist in a land called Ho-nah-Lee-,  Lit-tle Jack-ie Pa-per 

F                 C          F
loved that rascal Puff   And brought him strings and

C       Am      D7    G7    C      G7
sealing wax and other fancy stuff. Oh!

C               Em      F            C        F
Puff, the magic drag-on lived by the sea  And frol-icked in the 

C        Am       D7                   G7   
au-tumn mist in a land called Ho-nah-Lee-,  

C               Em      F            C        F
Puff, the magic drag-on lived by the sea  And frol-icked in the 

C        Am       D7          G7     C
au-tumn mist in a land called Ho-nah-Lee. -  
                  last time to Coda

  (C)                       Em           F                          C
1. - To- get-her they would trav-el on a boat  with  bil-lowed  sail,-
2. - A   drag-on  lives for-ev-er  but   not   so    lit - tle  boys,-
3. - His head was bent in   sor-row      green scales fell like rain,-

   F                  C        Am7        D7                G7
1. Jack-ie  kept  a   look-out perched on Puff's gi-gan-tic tail,
2. Paint-ed wings and gi-ant   rings make way   for oth-er  toys,
3. Puff  no  long-er  went to  play   a - long  the cher-ry lane,  With-

   C                 Em                 F                  C
1. No-ble kings  and princ-es   would   bow when-e'er they came,
2. One grey night it hap-pened, Jack-ie Pa-per   came  no  more    And
3. out his life-long friend             Puff could not be  brave   So

   F                   C           Am7       D7          G7        C     G7
1. Pi-rate ships would low'r their flag when Puff roared out  his  name. Oh!
2. Puff that might-y   drag-on,         he   ceased his  fear-less roar. Oh!
3. Puff that might-y   drag-on,    sad - ly  slipped  in-to his    cave. Oh!

      D7            G7         C F C G7 C
Coda: land  called  Ho - nah - Lee.

Tom Swiss/tms@flubber.cs.umd.edu| "Born to die" | Keep your laws off my brain!
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"Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language.  You should do your
 duty in all things.  You can never do more, you should never wish to do less."
 -- General Robert E. Lee

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devilgoaliegirl 10 May 28, 2015 04:34 AM

If you want to make it a happy ending my mum wrote another verse:
But this is not a sad song, so this is not the end, puff that mighty Dragon did find another friend, they played all through the summer and winter too, and guess who those new friends were, yes 'insert children's names'
Your welcome ;)

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