FANDOM


"The Backson Song" is a song featured in the film Winnie the Pooh. It is heard after Christopher Robin's "kidnapping", so Pooh and his friends learned about the culprit by Owl and Rabbit advised a plan to capture it and save Christopher Robin.

It is sung by Owl (Craig Ferguson), Eeyore (Bud Luckey), Kanga (Kristen Anderson-Lopez), Roo (Wyatt Dean Hall), Piglet (Travis Oates), Rabbit (Tom Kenny), Winnie the Pooh and Tigger (Jim Cummings).

The song has gained critical praise.

Lyrics

Owl: It's a Giant creature with a tail
Here, I'll draw Piglet in for scale

Piglet: Oh d-d-dear!

Owl: Its hide is like a shaggy rug
Its face a surly ugly mug
With two sharp horns atop its head
In between a mop of hair that's red

All: Aah!

Owl: And in its nose a ring of gold
It smells of monkey's feet and mould
Its toes are black
Its fur is blue
I swear that all I tell you is not made up
The Backson!

All: The Backson?
Owl: The Backson!
All: The Backson?
Oh, no!

Pooh: But, Owl, what does the Backson do?
All: Yes, Owl, what does the Backson do?
Owl: Hmm, what does the Backson do?
I'm thinking, I'm thinking, I'm thinking, I'm thinking... And now, I will tell you

They sneak into your library
And scribble in all your books

All: The Backson, the Backson
We don't like the Backson!

Owl: When decorating your Christmas tree
They tangle up all the hooks!

All: The Backson, the Backson
We're afraid of the Backson

Owl: They spoil the milk
They stop all the clocks
They use their horns
To put hole in your socks

All: The Backson's
The one who's been
Putting holes
In our socks!

Roo: Tell us more about what Backsons do!
Tigger: Yes, more about what Backsons do!
Owl: More about what Backsons do?!?
Why don't we hear some thoughts from you?

Tigger: Maybe they make ya sleep too late
Owl: Yes, yes! That's good, that's great!
Eeyore: I bet, for their reason, my tail is gone
Owl: You're on a roll! Go on, go on!
Rabbit: They muddy up your tidy house
Piglet: They make you feel as small as a mouse
Roo: They break your crayons
Rabbit: They spill your tea!
Kanga: They wake up babies at 1:00 and 3:00
Eeyore: They made me catch the cold I caught
Winnie the Pooh: They made me lose my train of thought
Tigger: They swipe your stripes
Piglet: They clog your pipes
Rabbit: They dig up your garden
Eeyore: They won't beg your pardon
Winnie the Pooh: They eat your snacks!
Piglet: They won't relax!
Rabbit: They chip your tooth!
Kanga: They steal your youth!
Owl: And now, you know the horrible truth!
All: The Backson, the Backson
The Backson, the Backson?
Oh no!

Rabbit: Oh, yes
All: Huh?

Rabbit: I know exactly what to do
We'll find things Backsons are partial to
Winnie the Pooh: Like books?
Kanga: And dishes?
Piglet: And socks?
Roo: And toys?
Rabbit: Yes, everything that a Backson destroys
Then we'll dig an enormous pit
And make the items lead to it
He'll fall in and we'll get our friend
Owl: And this horrible nightmare will come to an end!
The Backson!
All: The Backson!
Owl: The Backson!
All: The Backson!

Owl: Go home and search your closets, bring everything that you can!
All: The Backson! The Backson! We're gonna catch the Backson!
Owl: We'll save Christopher Robin by following Rabbit's plan!
All: The Backson! The Backson! We'll save Christopher Robin!
We must be brave and have no fear
Owl: So to the death, we'll persevere!
All: We'll search by the sun and the light and the moon
And if everything goes well, we'll be back soon!
Owl: "Back soon"?
All: Back soon!
Owl: Sounds like "Backson".
All: Back soon!
Owl: Oh, well... Good luck everyone!

Owl: It's a giant creature with a tail
Here, I'll draw Piglet in for scale

Piglet: Oh d-d-dear!

Its hide is like a shaggy rug
Its face a surly ugly mug
With two sharp horns atop its head
In between a mop of hair that's red

All: Aah!

And in its nose a ring of gold
It smells of monkey's feet and mould
Its toes are black
Its fur is blue
I swear that all I tell you is not made up
The Backson!
All: The Backson?
Oh no!

Rabbit: Oh, yes
All: Huh?

Rabbit: I know exactly what to do
We'll find things Backsons are partial to
Winnie the Pooh: Like books?
Kanga: And dishes?
Piglet: And socks?
Roo: And toys?
Rabbit: Yes, everything that a Backson destroys
Then we'll dig an enormous pit
And make the items lead to it
He'll fall in and we'll get our friend
Owl: And this horrible nightmare will come to an end!
The Backson!
All: The Backson!
Owl: The Backson!
All: The Backson!

Owl: Go home and search your closets, bring everything that you can
All: The Backson! The Backson! We're gonna catch the Backson!
Owl: We'll save Christopher Robin by following Rabbit's plan
All: The Backson! The Backson! We'll save Christopher Robin!
We must be brave and have no fear
Owl: So to the death, we'll persevere
All: We'll search by the sun and the light and the moon
And if everything goes well, we'll be back soon!
Owl: "Back soon"?
All: Back soon!
Owl: Sounds like "Backson"
All: Back soon!
Owl: Oh, well... Good luck everyone!

Trivia

  • Composer, Robert Lopez, stated in an interview with NPR that the tone of this song was inspired by "Heffalumps and Woozles".
  • During the sequence, when Rabbit sing the lyrics "Oh yes"; he arrives landing through the use of an umbrella, similar to Mary Poppins.
  • When Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez auditioned to write the songs for the Pooh movie, they were having difficulties getting their four-year-old infant to sleep. So the line "they wake up babies at one and three" was very autobiographical.

 

v - e - d
Winnie the Pooh logo
Media
Films: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey TreeWinnie the Pooh and the Blustery DayWinnie the Pooh and Tigger TooThe Many Adventures of Winnie the PoohWinnie the Pooh and a Day for EeyorePooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher RobinWinnie the Pooh: Seasons of GivingThe Tigger MovieThe Book of Pooh: Stories from the HeartPiglet's Big MovieWinnie the Pooh: Springtime with RooPooh's Heffalump MoviePooh's Heffalump Halloween MoviePooh's Super Sleuth Christmas MovieTigger & Pooh and a Musical TooSuper Duper Super SleuthsWinnie the PoohChristopher Robin

TV Shows: Welcome to Pooh CornerThe New Adventures of Winnie the PoohThe Book of PoohMy Friends Tigger & Pooh
Video Games: Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre WoodTigger's Honey HuntPiglet's Big GameWinnie the Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly AdventureKinect Disneyland AdventuresKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepKingdome Hearts:Chain of MemoriesKingdome Hearts IIWinnie the Pooh: Adventures of the Hundred Acre WoodAnimated Storybook: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey TreeAnimated Storybook: Winnie the Pooh and Tigger TooKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Emoji Blitz

Disney Parks
Fantasy GardensGarden of Twelve FriendsHunny Pot SpinPooh's Hunny HuntPooh's Playful SpotThe Magic of Disney AnimationThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Entertainment: "A Whole New World" A Magical Disney SongbookFantasy FestivalIt's Party Time... with Mickey and FriendsMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”Once Upon a MouseWinnie the Pooh and Friends, too!
Restaurants: Crystal Palace
Shops: Pooh Corner
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Easter WonderlandDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney Carnivale ParadeDisney Friends Springtime ProcessionalDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on Parade: 100 Years of MagicDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Flights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's Storybook ExpressMickey's WaterWorksMain Street Electrical ParadeUsatama on the Run!
Firework: Disneyland ForeverOnce Upon a TimeRemember... Dreams Come True
Halloween: Happy HallowishesMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadeMickey's Halloween Celebration
Christmas: La Parade de Noël Disney

Characters
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: PoohChristopher RobinPigletTiggerEeyoreRabbitKangaRooOwlGopherBeesHeffalumpsWoozlesMr. Narrator

Welcome to Pooh Corner: Robert RabbitHappy
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Mrs. RobinBirdzillaMama HeffalumpJunior HeffalumpPapa HeffalumpCrowsKessiePygmy PigletsCrudSmudgeStan and HeffWoosterBrunoTed, Pinky & Vacuum HeadPack RatsNasty JackNasty Jack's GangBugsJagularRabbit's relativesLong John CottontailDexterSkippy
Pooh's Grand Adventures: The Search for Christopher Robin: SkullasaurusButterfliesTyrannosaurus Rex
Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You: Winifred
The Tigger Movie: SquirrelTigger's mom
Pooh's Heffalump Movie: LumpyMama Heffalump
My Friends Tigger & Pooh: DarbyBusterBeaverWoodpeckerOpossum Twins
Pooh's Super Sleuth Christmas Movie: Santa ClausHolly
Winnie the Pooh: BalloonThe BacksonRabbit's Friends and Relations
Christopher Robin: Mr. RobinEvelyn RobinMadeline RobinGiles Winslow Jr.

Episodes
Welcome to Pooh Corner
"You Need a Friend" • "Doing What I Do Best" • "The Pooh Scouts" • "Brighten Your Corner" • "Safety First" • "Rabbit Learns to Share" • "The Great Outdoors" • "Surprise, Surprise" • "Piglet Pride" • "Roo's Great Adventure" • "Eeyore Talks to Himself" • "Snow Falls on Pooh Corner" • "Hello, Hello There" • "Practice Makes Perfect" • "The Old Swimming Hole" • "Pooh Makes a Trade" • "A Bicycle Built for Five" • "My Echo and I" • "Pooh Learns to Remember" • "Wishing" • "Don't Quit" • "Holiday for Pooh Bear" • "Pooh Builds a Bee House" • "Piglet Lends a Helping Hand" • "Pooh Borrows Trouble" • "Clouds" • "The Fastest Rabbit in the Wood" • "When I Was Younger" • "Eeyore Joins the Band" • "Eeyore's Costume Party" • "A Swing for Eeyore" • "Do it Now" • "Carrots, Carrots, and More Carrots" • "Hi Neighbor" • "Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti" • "Rabbit's Cousin" • The Great Kite Race" • "Fine Feathered Friend" • "Piglet's Slumber Party" • "Piglet Learns to Swing" • "Handyman Tigger" • "Pooh Corner Singing Society" • "Pooh Cares for a Carrot" • "Tigger Finds a Hobby" • "Almost Perfect Picnic" • "The Iceboat Cometh" • "It Must Be Summer" • "Song of Eeyore" • "Tale of a Tail" • "Pooh Goes Boom"

The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Season One: "Pooh Oughta Be in Pictures" • "Donkey for a Day/Friend, In Deed" • "There's No Camp Like Home/Balloonatics" • "Find Her, Keep Her" • "The Piglet Who Would Be King" • "Cleanliness is Next to Impossible" • "The Great Honey Pot Robbery" • "Stripes/Monkey See, Monkey Do Better" • "Babysitter Blues" • "How Much is That Rabbit in the Window" • "Gone with the Wind/Nothing But the Tooth" • "Paw and Order" • "Honey for a Bunny/Trap as Trap Can" • "The Masked Offender/Things That Go Piglet in the Night" • "Luck Amok/Magic Earmuffs" • "The Wishing Bear" • "King of the Beasties/The Rats Who Came to Dinner" • "My Hero/Owl Feathers" • "A Very, Very Large Animal/Fish Out of Water" • "Lights Out/Tigger's Shoes" • "The "New" Eeyore/Tigger, Private Ear" • "Party Poohper/The Old Switcheroo"
Season Two: "Me and My Shadow/To Catch a Hiccup" • "Rabbit Marks the Spot/Good-bye, Mr. Pooh" • "Bubble Trouble/Ground Piglet Day" • "All's Well That Ends Wishing Well" • "Un-Valentine's Day" • "No Rabbit's a Fortress/The Monster Frankenpooh" • "Where, Oh Where Has My Piglet Gone?/Up, Up and Awry" • "Eeyore's Tail Tale/Three Little Piglets" • "Prize Piglet/Fast Friends" • "Pooh Moon/Caws and Effect"
Season Three: "Oh, Bottle/Owl in the Family" • "Sham Pooh/Rock-a-Bye Pooh Bear" • "What's the Score, Pooh?/Tigger's Houseguest" • "Rabbit Takes a Holiday/Eeyi Eeyi Eeyore" • "Pooh Skies" • "To Bee or Not to Bee/April Pooh" • "A Knight to Remember" • "Tigger is the Mother of Invention/The Bug Stops Here" • "Easy Come, Easy Gopher/Invasion of the Pooh Snatcher" • "Tigger Got Your Tongue/A Bird in the Hand"
Season Four: "Sorry, Wrong Slusher" • "Grown But Not Forgotten" • "A Pooh Day Afternoon" • "The Good, the Bad, and the Tigger" • "Home is Where the Home is" • "Shovel, Shovel, Toil and Trouble/The Wise Have It" • "Cloud, Cloud Go Away/To Dream the Impossible Scheme" • "Piglet's Poohetry/Owl's Well That Ends Well"
Special: "Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too" • "Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh" • "A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving" • "Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You" • "Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year"

The Book of Pooh
Season One: "Best Wishes, Winnie the Pooh/Double Time" • "Are You Me?/Rabbit's Happy Birthday Party" • "Circumference Equals Pirate 'Arrr' Squared/Pooh's to Do" • "Pigletry/Dinosnores" • "I Could Have Laughed All Night/X Spots the Mark" • "My Gloomy Valentine/Mr. Narrator" • "Vegetable of Contents/A Welcome to Beat the Band With" • "Owl's Book/The Autobiography of Tigger" • "You Can Lead Eeyore to Books/The Spice of Life" • "The Words Are Out/Brain Drain"
Season Two: "Please and Thank-You's/The Rumor Millstone" • "Over the Hill/Tigger's Replacement" • "The Wood Without Pooh/Friends of a Different Stripe" • "Mothers of Invention/Once Upon a Happy Ending" • "Piglet's Perfect Party/A Wood Divided" • "Bravehat/Scaredy Cat" • "Blue Ribbon Bunny/Under the Pig Top" • "The Book of Boo" • "Could it Be Magic?/Diary of a Mad Gardener" • "The Case of the Disappeared Donkey/The Littlest Dinosnore"

Locations
Hundred Acre WoodPooh's HousePiglet's HouseTigger's HouseRabbit's HouseEeyore's HouseOwl's HouseRabbit's gardenChristopher Robin's roomSkull CaveNorth PoleGopher's TunnelsHeffalump HollowThe Scary Woods
Objects
Winnie the Pooh dollWinnie the Pooh storybookRock Remover
Songs
Movie Songs

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree: "Winnie the Pooh" • "Up, Down, Touch the Ground" • "Rumbly in My Tumbly" • "Little Black Rain Cloud" • "Mind Over Matter"
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day: "A Rather Blustery Day" • "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers" • "Heffalumps and Woozles" • "Rain, Rain, Rain Came Down, Down, Down" • "Hip-Hip-Poohray"
Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh: "I Am Not Afraid" • "I Wanna Scare Myself"
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin: "Forever & Ever" • "Adventure is a Wonderful Thing" • "If It Says So" • "Wherever You Are" • "Everything is Right"
The Many Songs of Winnie the Pooh: "It Really Was a Woozle, Yes it Was"
Sing a Song with Pooh Bear: "Kanga Roo Hop" • "You're the One and Only One" • "Harvest What You Grow" • "My Song"
Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You: "Girls are Like Boys" • "When the Love Bug Bites" • "Places in the Heart"
The Tigger Movie: "Someone Like Me" • "Whoop-de-Dooper Bounce" • "Lull-a-Bee" • "Round My Family Tree" • "How to Be a Tigger" • "Your Heart Will Lead You Home"
Piglet's Big Movie: "If I Wasn't So Small" • "A Mother's Intuition" • "With a Few Good Friends" • "Sing-Ho (For the Life of a Bear)" • "The More It Snows (Tiddely-Pom)" • "The More I Look Inside" • "Comforting to Know"
Springtime With Roo: "We're Huntin' Eggs Today" • "Easter Day With You" • "The Way It Must Be Done"
Pooh's Heffalump Movie: "Little Mr. Roo" • "The Horribly Hazardous Heffalumps" • "The Name Game" • "Shoulder to Shoulder" • "In the Name of the Hundred Acre Wood/What Do You Do?"
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie: "Trick 'R Treating With Our Friends" • "Brave Together" • "As Long As I'm Here With You"
Learning Adventures: "A Word That Sounds Like Autumn" • "Letter Shapes and Sounds" • "Counting" • "Bouncerific" • "The Shape of Things" • "Big Small Wonderful Wood" • "Different as Night and Day" • "Honey Pot"
Winnie the Pooh: "The Tummy Song" • "A Very Important Thing to Do" • "The Winner Song" • "The Backson Song" • "It's Gonna Be Great" • "Everything is Honey" • "Pooh's Finale"
Christopher Robin: "Goodbye, Farewell" • "Busy Doing Nothing" • "Christopher Robin"

Television Songs
Welcome to Pooh Corner: "Welcome to Pooh Corner Theme Song" • "Try a Little Something New" • "The Right Side" • "Yes, I Can" • "You're the Only You" • "I Hum to Myself" • "Please and Thank You" • "Responsible Persons" • "Welcome to Pooh Corner Ending Theme"
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: "Pooh Bear" • "'Cause It's Make Believe" • "The Floating Song" • "Nothing's Too Good for a Friend" • "Under the Bed" • "I Don't Have A Name" • "King of the Beasties" • "The End" • "Pirates is What We'll Be" • "Tigger, the Private Ear is Here"
The Book of Pooh: "Everyone Knows He's Winnie the Pooh" • "Goodbye for Now" • "Your Best Wishes" • "On the Double" • "Who is Me" • "Think, Think, Think" • "What Piglets Are" • "I Watch for Signs" • "We're Making a Cake" • "If I Could Be Big" • "Isn't that Funny?" • "Find the X" • "Everyone Wants a Valentine" • "That's What We Do" • "Keep it Simple" • "Have You Got a Book For Me?" • "Give It a Try" • "On Your Way Back Home" • "Nightmare Wranglers" • "Carry On" • "Where Do Words Go?" • "Under a Spelling Bee's Spell" • "Adventure" • "Mental Altitude" • "I Want to Know Everything Now" • "Happy Tailiversary" • "Get Growin'" • "Tigger's Lullaby" • "Perfect Party" • "If We Were Talkin'" • "Someone New to Meet" • "My Hero" • "I Want To Be Scary" • "Broken Friendships" • "Do the Roo" • "Call Me Buck-a-Roo" • "At Chez Piglet" • "Nothing Ever Happens" • "Too Much Honey" • "Lost in a Book"
My Friends Tigger and Pooh: "A Few Simple Rules" • "Bouncin'" • "The Grass is Greenier" • "The Password Song" • "Underneath the Same Sky" • "One Big Happy Family" • "Think, Think, Think" • "The Question Song" • "Floating in a Cloud" • "Different Can Be Good" • "The Little Things You Do" • "Christmas Comes Tomorrow" • "Time to Go (On a Trek Through the Snow)" • "Snowman Song"
Miscellaneous: "Luv-a-bye" • "Playtime Song" • "Learning Song" • "Friendship Song"

See Also
Winnie-the-Pooh and His FriendsWinnie the Pooh Discovers the SeasonsThe Disney AfternoonThe Many Songs of Winnie the PoohSing a Song with Pooh BearSing a Song with TiggerWhoopty-Dooper-Loopty-Looper-Alley-Ooper bounce
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.