"Goodbye for Now" is the closing theme for The Book of Pooh. It is performed by the cast and was written by Brian Woodbury and Mitchell Kriegman. In the song, the characters sing goodbye to the viewers and about adventures that they will have the next time we come into The Book of Pooh. It is also known as "Now It's Time To Close The Book". Pooh enters Christopher's room and then his friends come and sing. When they are done singing, they jump back into the book, after which Christopher comes in and closes it and the credits roll.
The song has two forms, the original version, and a shortened version. The original version was used on the initial broadcasts of the program and on all home video releases. The shortened version was used once educational recaps were added to the end of each episode. The original version is featured as the final track on the album Songs from The Book of Pooh but is altered so that the cast performs the later verses, rather than a male chorus, as on the program. The shortened version was featured as Track 11 on the original Playhouse Disney album release.
An instrumental-only version of the song can be heard at the end of Stories from the Heart, as this release ends with Christopher Robin telling a story to the characters.
Pooh: Now's the time to close the book Piglet: Though we've just begun, it's true Tigger: We'll say goodbye until another day Pooh and Piglet: Another day with new adventures on the way Tigger: They're on the way Pooh and Piglet: We're on our way
All: So off we go, we won't be far
We'll be waiting here for you Pooh: With hills to run Tigger: And higher trees to climb Piglet: And someone there to catch you All: In the nick of time
So it's goodbye for now
To all of you
We'll meet again when you all come
Into The Book of Pooh
Goodbye for now
(Goodbye for now)
To all of you
(To all of you)
Chorus: From here among all the best of friends
Here where the story never ends
Back in the Hundred Acre Wood
Inside the Book of Pooh
Back in the Hundred Acre Wood...
Here in the Book...of...Pooh.