# 30 Day Album Challenge day 13

https://sandmanjazz.wordpress.com/2020/09/13/30-day-album-challenge-day-13/

Peter, Paul and Mary had some interesting lyrics that I feel fulfill the criteria for today’s prompt.

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must the white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?

Yes, and how many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they are forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Yes, and how many years can a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea?
Yes, and how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?

Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn’t see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Yes, and how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, and how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?

Yes, and how many deaths will it take ’til he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Robert Dylan

Blowin’ in the Wind (Bonus Track) lyrics © Special Rider Music

We’re still asking this question today … how many years can some people exist before they’re allowed to be free?

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Matianna Jefferson, Aura Rossa, Stephon Clark, Botham Jean, Philando Castille, Alton Sterling and so many more want to know.

https://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2020/know-their-names/index.html

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee
Little Jackie paper loved that rascal puff
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff

oh Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee

Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail
Jackie kept a lookout perched on puff’s gigantic tail
Noble kings and princes would bow whene’er they came
Pirate ships would lower their flag when puff roared out his name

oh Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee

A dragon lives forever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys
One grey night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more
And puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar

His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane
Without his life-long friend, puff could not be brave
So Puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave

oh Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Leonard Lipton / Peter Yarrow

Puff (The Magic Dragon) lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, BMG Rights Management

If you don’t know the history behind this song.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puff,_the_Magic_Dragon

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