A childhood memory for today’s A to Z Challenge!
Today we have:
P is for Puff, the Magic Dragon
The image above is only one small part of today’s amazing artwork (see below), an illustration of the lyrics to the song Puff, the Magic Dragon by an artist who signed the work as “Emma K.” I found this posted on a seemingly defunct deviantart site for Lupus89, and I’m sorry to say the site is mostly empty. Only her “scraps” gallery still has any images, which is really unfortunate, since all of the artwork that’s left is just beautiful.
Here is the entire image. I actually got a bit misty reading the lyrics and seeing the images together there at the end!
While the original Puff the Magic Dragon song is by Peter, Paul, and Mary, my favorite version is by the Irish Rovers. When I was little, I wore out a cassette tape of theirs called “Children of the Unicorn,” which includes Puff the Magic Dragon, The Unicorn Song, Snoopy vs. the Red Baron, and other children’s tunes that, through the magic of the internet, you can listen to at those links. The CD and LP are really hard to find now, sadly, but someday I’d love to get a copy again.
Here is the Puff the Magic Dragon song as a YouTube video made by Margriet Askew. I’ll admit, the graphics aren’t especially to my liking, but she has the lyrics onscreen as well if you’d like to sing along.
I hope you enjoyed the tune — maybe it brought back some memories for you as well? While I was looking for an image for today, I found many more wonderful interpretations of Puff, from the fanciful to the realistic, so expect to see a few more sometime after this crazy April challenge is over. 🙂
Thanks for reading, stay creative!