Thursday, June 24, 2010


Thursday, June 24, 2010
"Puff, The Magic Dragon, lived by the sea, and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honalee."

I dare you to read that line without singing it. I couldn't do it when my daughter picked this book out for her free book for joining the summer reading program at our local library. Like me, she has a love for dragons. We have the movie on VHS. Of course we no longer have a VCR to watch it. The book she brought home is by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton. It is beautifully illustrated by Eric Puybaret. When I tried to read the book to my daughter, I couldn't help it, I had to sing it. It was nice to see her see smiling instead of covering her ears.

I love Peter, Paul and Mary. I used to have their greatest hits on CD. After reading the book and watching some of their videos on-line, I have to go out and buy it again. I have such a good time singing along to the songs. Leaving On A Jet Plane, If I Had A Hammer, Lemon Tree and of course Puff are some of my favorites.

What is your favorite Peter, Paul and Mary song? If you don't have one, what is one of your favorite songs to sing along to?

SIS BJ aka Aleena Ravenwood


Sisters-in-Sync said...

I have always LOVED Peter, Paul, and Mary. I can remember singing their songs over and over, with much passion when I was just a kid. I don't think I understood that many were in protest of the Viet Nam war. I just loved the melodies and lyrics.

Personal faves: Blowin' In the Wind, Where Have all the Flowers Gone, Leaving On a Jet Plane, and If I Had a Hammer.

Thanks for the walk down musical memory lane, BJ!

SIS Beth

SIS BJ said...

Hi Beth

Many of their songs are so good that it's hard to pick just one. I'm happy to stir up g those good musical memories.

SIS Brandy said...


SIS BJ said...


We must sit you down and make you watch The Dick Van Dyke show and listen to Peter, Paul and Mary.

Beth Ciotta said...

Brandy... What BJ said. :)

SIS Beth

SIS Brandy said...

You guys better have a rope ready to tie me down!! Make a thick one... I'm pretty strong!

Mary Stella said...

So, Brandy's the youngest Sis, right? That's the only excuse! :-)

The power of Puff is that even though it's a song about a fictional dragon and his friendship with an also fictional little boy, I still feel sad for Puff at the end. I'm sappy like that.

Tori Lennox said...

Oh, Brandy, what are we going to do with you??? LOL!

I love "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone".

Sisters-in-Sync said...

Hi B.J.,

I haven't listened to Peter, Paul, and Mary for ages and probably need to refresh my memory. I do like Leaving on a Jet Plane and Puff, though.

SIS Bren

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