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Puff The Magic Dragon, based on a poem written by 19-year-old college student Leonard Lipton in 1959, subsequently popularized by Peter, Paul and Mary in 1963.

Not the stoner anthem you may have been led to believe it was



Do you like music?

Do you listen to the lyrics?

READ on.

Robert writes:

“I am working on a video project (with others) where we are creating a montage of examples of excellence in Irish (non traditional) music lyrics….we are  fashioning the snatches of songs in interesting font, etc……this is where you come in. Have your readers any suggestions of bits of [Irish-made] songs that we should include…maybe some off the beaten track?  Everyone credited. Thank you…”


UPDATE: Robert adds: “..would it be possible to include the names of the writers of the songs also if that is available.”