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"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.

An instrumental version of the song can be heard during Piglet's introduction in Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day.

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."

Lyrics[]

Pooh: (Speaks) Oh yes! time for my stoutness exercise. Up, down, up.
(Sings) When I up, down, touch the ground
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)
(Speaks) Oh, stuff and fluff.
(ties it 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.

(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

Notes/Trivia[]

  • In the version arranged by Tutti Camarata for the 1965 LP album of Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, the line "Like honey, milk, and chocolate" is said as "Like milk, and honey, and chocolate...".
  • In the 1989 re-recording of the song used on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Storyteller CD and on some albums (usually releases aimed at children), rather than "Like honey, milk, and chocolate", Pooh (voiced by Jim Cummings) simply says "Like honey", as he's known for mostly eating honey and is almost never shown to enjoy milk or chocolate.
    • Additionally, during the final choral section, the full chorus sings "He's a hefty-happy Pooh", compared to Thurl Ravenscroft in the original.
  • In the version of the song recorded for "Animated StoryBook: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree", Pooh does not say any variation of the aforementioned "Like honey" line before the final lines. Additionally, there is no repeating of the final lyrics by an off-screen chorus; the song ends instrumentally.


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Media
Films: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (video) • Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (video) • Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (video) • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (video) • Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (video) • Pooh's Great School Bus AdventurePooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (video) • Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (video) • The Tigger Movie (video) • The Book of Pooh: Stories from the HeartWinnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh YearPiglet's Big Movie (video) • Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (video) • Pooh's Heffalump Movie (video) • Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie (video) • Super Sleuth Christmas MovieTigger & Pooh and a Musical TooSuper Duper Super SleuthsWinnie the Pooh (video) • Christopher Robin (video)

TV Shows: Welcome to Pooh CornerThe New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (video) • The Book of PoohMy Friends Tigger & PoohPlaydate with Winnie the PoohMe & Winnie the Pooh
Video Games: Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre WoodWinnie the Pooh: The Honey HuntTigger's Honey HuntPiglet's Big GameWinnie the Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly AdventurePooh's Party Game: In Search of the TreasureKinect: Disneyland AdventuresKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom 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 BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney POP TOWN
Cancelled: The World According to Winnie the Pooh

Disney Parks
Fantasy GardensGarden of Twelve FriendsHunny Pot SpinLe Pays des Contes de FéesPLAY!Pooh'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's Magical Music WorldMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”Once Upon a MouseWinnie the Pooh and Friends, too!Wondrous Journeys
Restaurants: Crystal Palace
Shops: Pooh Corner
Parades: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's FantillusionDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney's Party ExpressDisney Carnivale ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on Parade: 100 Years of MagicDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Flights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Storybook ExpressTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Fireworks: Disneyland ForeverMomentousOnce Upon a TimeRemember... Dreams Come TrueWondrous Journeys
Spring: Disney Color-Fest: A Street Party!Disney's Easter WonderlandDisney's Spring PromenadeHippity Hoppity SpringtimeUsatama on the Run!
Summer: Mickey's WaterWorks
Halloween: Happy HallowishesMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadeMickey's Halloween Celebration
Christmas: A Christmas Fantasy ParadeDisney's White Holiday ParadeLa Parade de Noël Disney

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

Welcome to Pooh Corner: Robert Rabbit
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 Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin: SkullasaurusTyrannosaurus Rex
Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You: Winifred
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: Evelyn RobinMadeline RobinGiles Winslow Jr.Cecil Hungerford
Winnie the Pooh for President: Rodney the Rotten Wolf

Episodes
Welcome to Pooh CornerThe New Adventures of Winnie the PoohThe Book of PoohMy Friends Tigger & Pooh
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

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: "Winnie the Pooh" • "Up, Down, Touch the Ground" • "Rumbly in My Tumbly" • "Little Black Rain Cloud" • "Mind Over Matter" • "A Rather Blustery Day" • "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers" • "Heffalumps and Woozles" • "Rain, Rain, Rain Came Down, Down, Down" • "Hip-Hip-Hooray!"
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"
A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving: "Hooray, Hooray!" • "Berrily We Roll Along" • "Our Thanksgiving Day" •
Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving: "Seasons of Giving"
The Many Songs of Winnie the Pooh: "It Really Was a Woozle, Yes it Was"
Sing a Song with Pooh Bear: "Kanga Roo Hop" • "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"
Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year: "Jingle Bells" • "Snow Snows" • "Happy Pooh Year" • "Hunny, No Not For Me" • "Auld Lang Syne"
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" • "Sniffley Sniff" • "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"
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" • "So Long"
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" • "You're the One and Only One" • "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" • "A Day in the Life of a Pooh" • "What Piglets Are" • "I Watch for Signs" • "We're Making a Cake" • "If I Could Be Big" • "Isn't That Funny?" • "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" • "The Birdbird Song" • "Nightmare Wranglers" • "Carry On" • "What's Your Name, River" • "Where Do Words Go?" • "Under a Spelling Bee's Spell" • "Adventure" • "Stripey McSnarl Always Gets His Man" • "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" • "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: "My Friends Tigger & Pooh Theme" • "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" • "There's a Party" • "No More Fun In the Snow" • "Butterflies" • "What Makes a Pony a Pony" • "When We Work Together" • "Christmas Comes Tomorrow" • "Time to Go (On a Trek Through the Snow)" • "Snowman Song"
Miscellaneous: "Luv-a-bye" • "Playtime Song" • "Learning Song" • "Friendship Song" • "Snug as a Bear Can Be" • "The Scrapbook Song" • "Pooh for President"

See Also
Winnie the Pooh Discovers the SeasonsToo Smart for StrangersThe Disney AfternoonThe Many Songs of Winnie the PoohSing a Song with Pooh BearSing a Song with TiggerWhoopty-Dooper-Loopty-Looper-Alley-Ooper bounce • "Into the Hundred Acre Wood!" • Broadway musicalTales of Friendship with Winnie the Pooh
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