Puff The Magic Dragon chords & lyrics

ft. The Irish Rovers

Puff The Magic Dragon was composed by Leonard Lipton and Peter Yarrow. It was recorded in 1962 and released in 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

The Irish Rovers

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 
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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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