Puff the Magic Dragon by farmreporter

Puff the Magic Dragon

I sang that song regularly as a bedtime song to my girls, and I still occasionally sing it on the school bus or to my grandsons.
I don't know what it is about that song, but it makes me cry. I am probably overly sentimental or I let my imagination run wild to think that a make-believe dragon could be broken-hearted.
I cry when they get to the part where "Jackie Paper came no more, and Puff that Mighty Dragon, he ceased his fearless roar!"
For the Song Title Challenge.
i used to sing this song to my son on the guitar when he was still a little boy. the first time he heard me sang it, he cried, too, when jackie paper came no more. my two grandsons, his sons, loved the song, too, but wouldn't finish it because they said it made them sad. i've always thought that no matter how pleasant the beat of the song, it is actually a very sad one.

i like the smile on that dragon's face; it's like he's up to some mischief! aces!
November 27th, 2020  
So good to know that I am not the only one that cries with that song.
I like that song because it teaches us loyalty. Puff would remain if we do not grow up and abandon him
November 27th, 2020  
@farmreporter - my other interpretation of that song is that our children will someday grow up and go on their own and we as parents would have to let them go. and that brat of a son has not called me in a long time. i might have to change my will! 🤣
November 27th, 2020  
You got me curious. Here's a link to the song on Snopes.com which I think is a pretty reliable myth buster site. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/puff-the-magic-dragon/
November 27th, 2020  
Lost innocence and also very sad, but I do still sing this song in my head on occasion!
November 27th, 2020  
I only knew the first verse - how sad!
November 27th, 2020  
Celine Dion songs make me 😢 cry.
November 27th, 2020  
super challenge shot and narrative
November 28th, 2020  
It's so sad - the end of a friendship.....
November 28th, 2020  
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