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Up, Down, Touch the Ground (from "Winnie the Pooh")

Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

Up-Down-Up
When I up, down, touch the ground
it puts me in the mood
Up, down, touch the ground
in the mood
(smacks lips) for food

I am stout, round and I have found
speaking poundage-wise
I improve my appetite
when I exercise 
(ripping sound)

Oh stuff and fluff
(ties his back together again)
That's better
(reflection in the mirror talks back)
Thank you
Now, where was I?
(grumbling sound from stomach)

Oh, yes, I'm rumbly in my tumbly.
Time for something sweet
I am short, fat, and proud of that
and so with all my might
I up, down, up-down
to my appetite's delight

While I up, down, touch the ground
I think of things to chew
(Mmm, like honey, milk, and chocolate)
With a hefty-happy appetite
I'm a hefty-happy Pooh.

With a hefty-happy appetite
he's a hefty-happy Pooh.


From the Walt Disney Company animated featurette "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree" (1966). A "stoutness" exercise, performed by Sterling Holloway as "Pooh."