Mind Over Matter

Mind over matter
Will make the Pooh unfatter.
It's a fine thing to go feasting,
But feasting doesn't pay,
For you have feasted and increased
In a most obeastly way!

From food you must refrain,
Or a wedged bear you'll remain,
Though it will be a strain
For a bear of little brain.
Think shrinkage! Think thinage!
Don't think of honey and spinach!

Mind over matter
Will make the Pooh unfatter.
Mind over matter
Will make the Pooh unfatter!
Dream shrinkage! Dream thinage!
Don't dream of honey and spinach!
It takes mind over matter
To make a Pooh unfatter.

After many days of fasting,
All hopes were high for Pooh.
Then lighting flashed and thunder crashed.
The rain fell from the blue.
They knew if Pooh got wet
Their plan would be upset.
He'd swell up like a sponge,
And down their hopes would plunge.

So they mopped him unsopped him.
They put a roof atop him,
But the splash and the splatter
Was making Pooh bear fatter.
Despite their good intentions,
Pooh doubled his demensions!

(Part II)

When the sun came out,
the sky cleared up
and the bear of little thinkage
began to dry,
and by and by
showed a high
amount of shrinkage.

Hooray for you!
Hooray for me!
Hooray, hooray,
The Pooh will soon be free!
Now the time has come for proving
What the diet did for Pooh.

And since we pledged
He'd be unwedged,
That's what we're going to do.
He'll be pulled and he'll be tugged,
and eventually unplugged.
We'll have a tug of war
To open Rabbit's door.

Think heavage, think towage
And out the Pooh will goage.
For mind over matter
Has made the Pooh unfatter.

Heave ho!
Heave ho!
Heave heave heave heave heave!

Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman