Back in the ’60s, Peter, Paul, and Mary were an American folk group, formed in NYC in 1961.
The group consisted of Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, and Mary Travers and they sang mainly folk and pop music genres, embracing enormous success in the early and mid-1960s.
Their debut album topped the charts for weeks, they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999 and received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006.
In today’s article, we chose to introduce one of the group’s songs - the free Puff The Magic Dragon piano sheets.
The song was released on January 196 as part of Peter, Paul, and Mary’s album named Moving.
Puff The Magic Dragon was written by Peter Yarrow and was inspired by a poem written by Leonard Lipton.
The song was produced by Albert Grossman and it has the song Pretty Mary on its B-side.
After the song’s release, the group gave Lipton the credit for the song, which was a worldwide appreciated gesture.
Puff The Magic Dragon is presented in a length of 3:20 minutes as a pop and folk music genre song, and it was released through Warner Bros studio.
Looking into the free Puff The Magic Dragon piano sheet music, we find out that the song was inspired by the poem named Custard the Dragon, which is about a "realio, trulio little pet dragon".
The story behind Puff The Magic Dragon is about the ageless dragon and his playmate - Jackie Paper, a little boy.
The story takes place by the sea, in a fictional land called Honah Lee.
The interesting fact about Puff The Magic Dragon is that it is speculated to be referring to drugs, actually smoking marijuana and rolling paper, as the human friend was named Jackie Paper, but the allegations were never confirmed.
The song was highly appreciated by the public and critics, and over the years kept its image of an evergreen song.
In popular culture, we can find it referred to in movies such as Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, or used as a name for Elon Musk’s Dragon spacecraft.
We leave you now in the company of Puff The Magic Dragon at your piano and wish you the most enjoyable evening.