Puff the Magic Dragon
November 28, 2014 at 5:45 AM #12678
Puff the Magic Dragon! This lesson is by special request for my friend Gu. This song always makes me cry – my older daughter has a chipmunk that is very “real” like Puff.November 28, 2014 at 7:28 AM #12684Great ScottModerator
Beautiful, John. I listened to it FIVE times …and went through a whole box of tissues. 🙂 (sniff!)November 28, 2014 at 9:03 AM #12688
Thank you for this song, John! It brings back memories. You’re right, Scott…need tissues!November 28, 2014 at 10:19 AM #12691
Hey John, I’m getting “How Great Thou Art” when I look at the notes and tabs for both beginner and intermediate versions…Do you have to hold your mouth a different way for Puff?November 28, 2014 at 10:58 AM #12693
I might as well be a real pain and ask if you can tab it in “G”?November 28, 2014 at 12:55 PM #12701nagumaqParticipant
Yayyyyy, havent heard it yet, but right after this word , me be rozin up me bow…Thanks John, it really means a lot to me .
GuNovember 28, 2014 at 1:08 PM #12703nagumaqParticipant
Oh wow, thanks John, goose bumps and cleanex tissues, yup,
Amazing,GuNovember 28, 2014 at 4:58 PM #12721
Scott and Justine, this one really did bring a tear. I have a recording of my daughters singing this when they were three and four years old. I will post it if I can find it!
Peggy, thanks for the heads-up. I fixed the link and added tabs in G.
Gu I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks again for the request.November 29, 2014 at 7:39 AM #12742
Great John, that was wonderful. Your singing in that k was right on.
I think I have heard of P. P. & M. from somewhere.
I liked it! 🙂November 29, 2014 at 9:37 AM #12743
There was a popularization of folk music around 1960, Rock. P.P.& M were a part of that. Lots of people went out and bought acoustic guitars, myself included,
so they could play chords and accompany some of these songs. Hope you can find that recording of Arwen and Lorien singing, John. I’m glad that this song was still popular when they were little girls.November 29, 2014 at 9:45 AM #12744
I was kidding Justine, I new who they were and other songs they did. 🙂November 29, 2014 at 10:31 AM #12745
My mother played a lot of PP&M for us when we were kids. Peter Yarrow is a very good songwriter, and has also written a good many gospel and inspirational songs.
The girls fell in love with Puff the Magic Dragon on a visit to San Francisco when they were younger. The befriended a singer/songwriter by the name of Fred McCarty who was performing daily at the local Farmers’ Markets. We have really enjoyed his CDs! Here is his web site:November 29, 2014 at 10:49 AM #12746
Your mother John! O yea my mothers little brother told me about them. 🙂
Your family is going to have so much to talk about, at every family get to gather. That is what me and my brothers and sisters do. Do you remember when… Always the same stories. Now we tell the kids and grandkids the same old stories and they are still LOL.
John, your going to be a wonderful grandfather and it won’t be long! 🙂December 1, 2014 at 1:23 AM #12789
Ha yes we already have lots of fun stories to tell. But give me ten years before we start talking about grandchildren, Rock! 🙂December 2, 2014 at 7:02 PM #12875
OK Here is the audio clip I promised! This is Arwen and Lorien singing Puff the Magic Dragon when they were 2 and 3 years old. It was so much fun to go back and listen to this! At the end you hear Lorien asking for a marshmallow. Isn’t it amazing what kids will do for a little reward? Please make audio recordings of your children while they are young. 🙂December 2, 2014 at 7:12 PM #12878
Thats cool John, did you get it?December 2, 2014 at 7:22 PM #12880
That was so sweet! Thanks for sharingDecember 2, 2014 at 7:46 PM #12886
Glad you shared that, John! Your daughters are precious and so talented. I’ve seen them on various YouTube videos.
Also, they seem to be good at a variety of instruments.
Rock, I thought you were way too young to have heard of Peter, Paul, and Mary!December 2, 2014 at 7:55 PM #12887
Wow John, that was very cute. The memories you and your family have and will have.
Then the gran….December 2, 2014 at 8:48 PM #12892kevinjParticipant
Oh man, that clip of your daughters was precious. Time flies so fast; I could feel the acceleration just listening to it and looking at the cute picture. We should all pay more attention to life, if such is possible.
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