negra:no shit bro,i tink it was the Spooky Douglas AC-47 gunships developed by the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.
hippy:O hare krishna Puff the Magic Dragon maybe your right!
The song is believed by many to refer to smoking marijuana, yet according to its author, Leonard "Lenny" Lipton, it's a simple sentimental song about the loss of childhood and nothing more.
In 1958 Lenny Lipton graduated from high school and headed off to college at Cornell in Ithaca. He came to the realization that he was not a little kid anymore and never would be; that made him sad.
One night in 1959 Lenny headed for the Cornell library. He had just turned nineteen. He found a book of poems by Ogden Nash, one of which discussed a Really-o Truly-o Dragon. After he was finished he left the library and went to visit his friend Lenny Edelstein.
Lenny Lipton was thinking again about the loss of his carefree childhood days, and he was inspired by the poems he had been reading earlier in the evening. So he decided to write a poem of his own. He wrote for about three minutes and felt somewhat soothed. He left the poem in Peter's typewriter, and then left.
Peter returned and saw the sheet of paper in the typewriter. He was a singer/performer/concert organizer, he liked what he saw and put some music to it, and later began to use it in some of his performances.
Peter later joined a group and used the song. It became more and more popular, and eventually the group recorded it. Within a few years it had become a top ten pop song. Peter went back and tracked down Lenny Lipton, who was by that time a counselor at a summer camp. Peter added Lenny Lipton's name as a co-writer, and Lipton has done well with the royalties he has received ever since.
Peter was Peter Yarrow, and his group was Peter, Paul and Mary. The song reached number 2 on the charts early in 1963.
Either way, it became imprinted in the minds of many little kids sitting around campfires.
2. A slang term used for marijuana.
Stoner 1: Yo, I was watching Puff the magic dragon last night. It took me on a wild trip.
Stoner 2: I was there with you. I think.
Stoner 1: I don't remember. But do you remember the pink tiger? Then a picture of little elfs took me to a forest of the magic tree.
One confused kid or a old person who has seen the real movie: I don't remember that.... I got to watch it again.
2.A reference to smoking pot. as seen in the movie "meet the parents".
Billy: I dunna what?
Tommy: A dvd ..."puff the magic dragon".
Billy: cool ... lets go watch it now!
Sue:hay tom did u see meet the parents yet... what's this about puffing the magic dragon?
Tom:I'm not sure ... but it sure made me laugh!
Also the origin of chasing the dragon, a modern phrase one uses while smoking a line of heroin on a tin foil fold, as they burn the length, one would enhale through a straw, along the line, thereby chasing the smoke.
No Dan, What is it about?
I gotta chase the magic dragon man!