"Rumbly in My Tumbly" is a song from the 1966 short film Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree. It is also incorporated into the 1977 film, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, which is an amalgamation of three Winnie-the-Pooh featurettes, including Honey Tree. In the song, Pooh complains light-heartedly of a rumble in his tumbly, indicating hunger. Pooh feels compelled to feed his urge and get some honey from a honey tree. The song was written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman who have written most of the music for the Winnie-the-Pooh franchise over the years.
Original Version (Disneyland Fun's Version)
I don't need a pot of honey, I'd be grateful for a plateful.
When I'm rumbly in my tumbly, then it's time to eat!
It's the tasteful thing to do, be it ten or twelve or two...,
For anytime is food time, when you set your clock on Pooh time!
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh's Version
Hum dum dee dum hum dum dee dum, I'm so rumbly in my tumbly (hits head on branch)
Time to munch an early luncheon, hum dee dum dum dum (time for something sweet!)
Oh I wouldn't climb this tree, if a Pooh flew like a bee
But I wouldn't be a bear then, (Laughs) so I guess I wouldn't care then
Bears love honey and I'm a Pooh bear so I do care, so I'll climb there
I'm so rumbly in my tumbly time for something (smack's lips) for something... (branch breaks)...sweet!
Spoken:...To eat! (hits the branch)
If only I hadn't... (Hits another branch) Ooh!
If I mean what I had to do... (Hits another branch) Poof!
How it all comes, I suppose...(Hits a small branch)
From liking honey so much... (Picks a leaf from a branch with two hands which sends him crashing to the gorse bush in the ground)
Near the end of the story Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, the lyrics were like this:
Bears love honey and I'm a Pooh Bear, Yum-Yum-Yum-Yum
(Slurp-Slurp-Slurp-Slurp. Mmm... Slurp-Slurp-Slurp) Yum-Yum-Yum-Yum
Time for something sweet!