House At Pooh Corner

Who cannot love both Kenny Loggins and Winnie The Pooh?Β  When you combine the two, you have … sheer magic!Β Β pooh-1From Wikipedia …

kenny-loggins“House at Pooh Corner” is a song written by Kenny Loggins, based on the popular children’s book of the same name. The song was first performed by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on their 1970 album Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy and then performed by Loggins and Messina on their 1971 album Sittin’ In. It is told from the perspective of both Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin, and serves as an allegory for loss of innocence and nostalgia for childhood. It has since become one of Loggins’ most popular and beloved compositions, and it remains a staple of his live performances.”

House At Pooh Corner
Loggins and Messina
Christopher Robin and I walked along
Under branches lit up by the moon.
Posing our questions to owl and eeyore
As our days disappeared all too soon.
But I’ve wandered much further today than I should
And I can’t seeem to find my way back to the wood.
So, help me if you can I’ve got to get
Back to the house at Pooh corner by one.
You;d be surprised there’s so much to be done,
Count all the bees in the hive,
Chase all the clouds from the sky.
Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh.
Winnie the Pooh doesn’t know what to do,
Got a honey jar stuck on his nose.
He came to me asking help and advice
And from here no one knows where he goes.
So I sent him to ask of te Owl if he’s there,
How to loosen a jar from the nose of a bear
So, help me if you can I’ve got to get
Back to the house at Pooh corner by one
You’d be surprised there’s so much to be done,
Count all the bees in the hive,
Chase all the clouds from the sky .
Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh,
Back to the days of Christopher Robin,
Back to the ways of Pooh

It’s hard to explain how a few precious things
Seem to follow throughout all our lives
After all’s said and done I was watching my son
Sleeping there with my bear by his side
So I tucked him in, kissed him
And as I was going
I swear that old bear whispered
Boy, welcome home!

Believe me if you can, I’ve got to get
Back to the house at Pooh Corner by one
What do you know, there’s so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh
Back to the ways of Christopher Robin and Pooh
Back to the ways of Pooh

 

Songwriters: Kenneth Clark Loggins
House At Pooh Corner lyrics Β© Universal Music Publishing Group

53 thoughts on “House At Pooh Corner

  1. Dear Jill,

    I bet that a lot of us would like to get back to that house of Poo where life much simpler and made much more sense.
    I wish there was a House of Poo to escape to but did we ever have such a time.

    I love the song.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • I think we had that time in our minds, at least. Was there ever such a time of innocence? I doubt it. I am looking forward to the movie Christopher Robin that comes to theaters today, though … we need something uplifting. Glad you liked the song … I do too!
      Hugs!!!

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  2. Jill, what a great, nostalgic song! We have a greatest hits CD by Loggins and Messina and this one is a favorite. My personal favorite is “Danny’s Song,” made popular by Anne Murray, but sung well by Loggins and Messina.

    If you get a chance, Loggins is a guest on Daryl’s House, where Daryl Hall invites a musician to his mountain lodge to play music and converse. It is a terrific show, as I think their two groups toured together. Hall teased Loggins about hitting it big financially with three movie soundtrack songs for Caddy Shack, Footloose and Top Gun. Keith

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  3. You have me in full blown nostalgia today! I attended a Loggins and Messina concert at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pa. in November of 1972. They performed many songs, but House at Pooh Corner and Danny’s Song were my favorites then and forever. Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin’ In album is a timeless treasure and I must pull this out and play it…now! Thank-you!

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          • I GENUINELY believed in a sort of evolution, that everyone would simply continue to get smarter as I got older, almost as if I were the dopiest person around and would catch up to them. Wow, have I been surprised and disappointed. I would love to be the dumbest and worst kid in the world, with whatever qualities I have now, if only everyone else was better than I.

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            • I know what you mean! The world has turned rather topsy-turvy and it’s one that I find I often do not recognize. I wonder what the next 50 years will bring? Or if mankind will see to his own extinction before then?

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              • I don’t think it’ll go fully extinct, but it’d be great if the population were reduced sanely (birth control basically) as opposed to just more and more clowns squeezing into the clown car until it bursts.

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                • I like the way you put that!!! πŸ˜€ And you are quite right. I was having a discussion with a friend the other night, and I said that it makes no sense … you have to pass a competency test to drive, to go to college, and to get a job, but not to have children! At the current rate of populating the earth, we will find resources to be very scarce before long. And yet, the evangelicals are so against birth control!!! It’s nuts!!!

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                  • Many tribes and groups and insects and animals understood that the way to survive was to outnumber others, especially since a percentage will die or be killed, so the people are being encouraged to act like animals and bugs to swarm over an area. It just doesn’t seem a practical strategy these days, especially as they are treated less like individuals and more like swarm. It’s too bad all around.

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  4. Sorry but the illustration from the book puts Disney’s to shame ! Fun stuff, though.
    (Still can’t work these responses without troubles from WordPress!)

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