"Up, Down, Touch the Ground" is the song Winnie the Pooh sings during his exercise in which he does to make him hungry. The song was written by the Sherman Brothers. The song is first heard in the short, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree.
The song was included in the VHS Disney Sing Along Songs: Heigh-Ho. It was included in the DVD Growing Up with Winnie the Pooh: Love & Friendship.
Pooh Bear briefly sings the beginning of the song a cappella in Christopher Robin, but replaces the third line with, "Up, down, turn around."
Pooh: (Speaks) Up, down, up.
(Sings) 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
I improve my appetite
When I exercise...
(Speaks) Oh, stuff and fluff.
(ties back together again)
(reflection in the mirror talks back)
Now, where was I?
(grumbling sound from stomach)
Oh, yes, I'm rumbly in my tumbly.
Time for something sweet.
(Sings) ...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
(Speaks) Mmm, like honey, milk, and chocolate.
(Sings) With a hefty-happy appetite
I'm a hefty-happy Pooh
Chorus: With a hefty-happy appetite
Thurl Ravenscroft (Background voice): He's a hefty-happy Pooh