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Peter, Paul and Mommy
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Released May 1969
Genre Children, folk
Length 34:56
Label Warner Bros.-Seven Arts
Producer Milt Okun
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Peter, Paul and Mommy, released on Warner Bros. in 1969, is the trio Peter, Paul and Mary's first children's album. It contains hits like "Puff the Magic Dragon" among others. The album reached No. 12 on Billboard's Top LPs chart. The single, "Day is Done", reached number 7 on the Easy Listening chart and number 21 on the Pop Singles chart.

At the Grammy Awards of 1970, Peter, Paul and Mommy won the Grammy for Best Recording for Children.


According to Paul Stookey, the album grew naturally from the fact that all the previous albums the trio had released contain at least one children's song. The album contains new songs as well as some songs they had previously recorded. Songs such as "It's Raining" and "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" found in earlier albums were re-recorded for the album with a backing children choir. The single "Day is Done" written by Peter Yarrow is also a different recording from the one in the album. "The Marvelous Toy" and "Going To The Zoo" are songs by Tom Paxton.

Track listing

Side one - Toy Side

  1. "The Marvelous Toy" (Tom Paxton) Cherry Lane Music, Inc. ASCAP
  2. "Day Is Done" (Peter Yarrow)
  3. "Leatherwing Bat" (Adapted & Arranged by Yarrow, Stookey)
  4. "I Have A Song To Sing, O!" (Gilbert & Sullivan, from "Yeomen of the Guard," Adapted & Arranged by Yarrow, Travers, Stookey, Okun)
  5. "All Through The Night" (Adapted & Arranged by Yarrow, Stookey, Travers)
  6. "It's Raining" (Adapted & Arranged by Stookey, Yarrow, Chandler)

Side two - Zoo Side

  1. "Going to the Zoo" (Tom Paxton) Cherry Lane Music, Inc. ASCAP
  2. "Boa Constrictor" (Shel Silverstein) Tro-Hollis Music, Inc. BMI
  3. "Make-Believe Town" (Yarrow, Elaina Mezzetti)
  4. "Mockingbird" (Adapted & Arranged by Travers, Stookey, Yarrow)
  5. "Christmas Dinner" (Paul Stookey)
  6. "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" (Lenny Lipton, Yarrow)

All songs published by Pepamar Music Corp. ASCAP except as indicated.


  • Peter Yarrow – vocals, guitar
  • Noel "Paul" Stookey – vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Mary Travers – vocals
  • Russell Savakus – double bass
  • Paul Prestopino – guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro
  • Produced by Milton Okun
  • Musical Director: Milton Okun
  • Assisting Instrumentalists: Russell Savakus, Paul Prestopino
  • Associate Producer: Phil Ramone
  • Engineers: Don Hahn, Phil Ramone
  • Front Cover Photo: Allen Vogel
  • Cover Design: Milton Glaser
  • Back Cover Photo: Victor Lassiter
  • Children Appear Through The Courtesy Of: The Nursery School, Westchester Ethical Society
  • Direction: Ken Fritz Management, Los Angeles


Chart (1969) Peak
US Billboard 200 12
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