Puff The Magic Dragon chords & lyrics

ft. The Irish Rovers

  • Puff The Magic Dragon was composed by Leonard Lipton and Peter Yarrow.
  • Recorded: 1962
  • Released: Jan, 1963 by Peter Yarrow's group - Peter, Paul and Mary.
  • This cover by The Irish Rovers is featured on their album, Songs for the Wee Folk.
  • Music: Key of A Major in 2/2 time at 88 bpm
  • Chords: A, B7, Bm, C#m, D, E7, F#m
  • Please note: The lyrics on the video are slightly altered but I have retained the original lyrics on the song chart

Puff The Magic Dragon by The Irish Rovers

Intro: 2/2  ||:    A    |   C#m   |    D    |   E7   :|| 
   
         A              C#m       D           A
Chorus: Puff the mag-ic dra-gon lived by the sea
             D                A       F#m        B7               E7
        And fro-licked in the au-tumn mist in a land called Hon-a-lee

    A              C#m      D                 A
1. Lit-tle Jack-ie Pa-per loved that ras-cal Puff
         D                      A       F#m     B7     E7       A    E7
   And brought him strings and seal-ing wax and o-ther fan-cy stuff, Oh

          A              C#m       D           A
 Chorus: Puff the mag-ic dra-gon lived by the sea
              D                A       F#m        B7               E7
         And fro-licked in the au-tumn mist in a land called Hon-a-lee
          A              C#m       D           A
         Puff the mag-ic dra-gon lived by the sea
              D                A       F#m        B7         E7     A    E7
         And fro-licked in the au-tumn mist in a land called Hon-a-lee

       A                  C#m           D                   A
 2. To-ge-ther they would tra-vel on a boat with bil-lowed sail
     D              A         F#m       B7                E7
    Jack-ie kept a look-out perched on Puff's gi-gan-tic tail
    A                C#m             D                 A
    No-ble kings and princ-es would bow whene'er they came
    D                    A           F#m         B7         E7       A    E7
    Pi-rate ships would low-er their flags when Puff roared out his name, Oh

          A              C#m       D           A
 Chorus: Puff the mag-ic dra-gon lived by the sea
              D                A       F#m        B7               E7
         And fro-licked in the au-tumn mist in a land called Hon-a-lee
          A              C#m       D           A
         Puff the mag-ic dra-gon lived by the sea
              D                A       F#m        B7         E7     A    E7
         And fro-licked in the au-tumn mist in a land called Hon-a-lee

       A               C#m          D              A
 3. A dra-gon lives for-e-ver, but not so lit-tle boys
      D                  A      F#m        B7             E7
    Paint-ed wings and giant's rings make way for o-ther toys
     A                C#m                D               A
    One gray night it hap-pened, Jack-ie Pa-per came no more
         D                 A      F#m      B7        E7        A    E7
    And Puff, that mighty dra-gon__   He ceased his fear-less roar

         A               C#m        D                     A
 4. His head was bent in sor-row, green scales fell like rain
     D               A      F#m     B7               E7
    Puff no long-er went to play a-long the cher-ry lane
          A                 C#m     D                  A
    With-out his life-long friend, Puff could not be brave
        D                  A       F#m       B7      E7      A    E7
    So Puff, that might-y dra-gon, sad-ly slipped in-to his cave, Oh

          A              C#m       D           A
 Chorus: Puff the mag-ic dra-gon lived by the sea
              D                A       F#m        B7               E7
         And fro-licked in the au-tumn mist in a land called Hon-a-lee
          A              C#m       D           A
         Puff the mag-ic dra-gon lived by the sea
              D                A       F#m        B7         E7   | A - F#m | Bm - E7 |  A  |
         And fro-licked in the au-tumn mist in a land called Hon-a-lee 

A Major

Fingers 1, 2, 3, 4: Notes played
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
(3): Optional note
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
alt: alternative voicing

Right-Handed Chord Tabs     
           A                  B7                Bm                    C#m                  
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|-4-|---|     e|---|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|---|-3-|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|-1-|-2-|---|     B|-1-|-2-|---|
    G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|-3-|---|     G|---|-1-|---|-4-|     G|-1-|---|-4-|
    D|---|-1-|---|     D|-1-|---|---|     D|---|-1-|---|-3-|     D|-1-|---|-3-|
    A|---|---|---|     A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|-1-|---|---|     A|-1-|---|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3   4          4   5   6 

           D                 E7                 E7(alt)              F#m
    e|---|-2-|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|-1-|---|---|
    B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|-4-|     B|---|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|-1-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|---|-1-|---|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|-1-|---|-4-|
    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|-1-|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|     E|---|-1-|---|---|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3   4 


Left-Handed Chord Tabs
          A                  B7                Bm                     C#m
    |---|---|---|e     |---|-4-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|-3-|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|-2-|-1-|---|B     |---|-2-|-1-|B
    |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-3-|---|G     |-4-|---|-1-|---|G     |-4-|---|-1-|G
    |---|-1-|---|D     |---|---|-1-|D     |-3-|---|-1-|---|D     |-3-|---|-1-|D
    |---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |---|---|-1-|---|A     |---|---|-1-|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          4   3   2   1          6   5   4  Frets
      
          D                 E7                 E7(alt)              F#m
    |---|-2-|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|---|e
    |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |-4-|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|---|B
    |---|-1-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|---|G
    |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|(3)|---|D     |-4-|---|-1-|---|D
   x|---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          4   3   2   1  Frets
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