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Bill Origins: Who REALLY wrote Puff? (19) RE: the author of the 18 Aug 97

Howdy Lousi,

I seem to recall Peter Yarrow telling in a concert one time about how he and a college classmate (Leonard Lipton) had written this while at college. I'm probably making things up and adding to folklore, but I thought I remembered him saying that they skipped class (or even missed a test) to do it. He also strongly described it as just a children's song with no other hidden meaning (as he has many times over the years). I am fairly sure that the Brothers Four and others covered it. I can't recall any songs that the Brothers Four did that were written by them, but that doesn't say there weren't any.


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