Puff, the magical dragon is actually a song sung by Peter, Paul and Mary in 1963 which achieved great popularity and stirred controversy with the idea thatpuffing the magic dragon had something to do with smoking marijuana. Though the authors of the song have repeatedly rejected this urban legend and have strongly and consistently denied that they intended any references to drug use. The lyrics tells the story of an ageless dragon Puff and his little friend Jackie Paper. When Jackie grows up, he losses interest in Puff and leaves the magical dragon all alone and depressed. The story is about the hardships of growing up.