One of my favorite songs is Puff (the Magic Dragon) by Peter, Paul and Mary.
However, the way the song ends always depresses me. I get the feeling PPM didn't really like the way it ended either, as when they perform it, they end the chorus in the present tense.
Just last night, I I got an inspiration for another verse to the song, and would like to share it with you:
Yet in the midst of sorrow,
Puff got a big surprise.
A little girl with golden curl
And wonder in her eyes.
And so for our good dragon
The story starts anew;
Fresh adventures begin
With brand new friends,
Who knows? One might be you!
And then the chorus, now in the present tense.
What do you think? Does this verse complete the song? I wish I could get in touch with Peter Yarrow to see what he thinks of it. From what I've read, there IS a lost verse to the song where Puff finds a new friend, but the two authors can't remember what it is.