The Play’s the Thing

The Book of Pooh

“Honey Glazed Hamlet”


Pooh:
Welcome wondrous to our wood,
Forsooth we’re putting on a play.

Tigger:
If thou thinks we’re talkin’ funny,
Please don’t turn and walk away!

Kessie:
See, there was this guy named William Shakespeare
Who wrote the way that now we sing!

Piglet:
So watch as we strut and fret the while!

Pooh:
And soon you will see

All:
The play’s the thing!

Owl:

How true! How true!

Rabbit:
Friends, owls and countrymen!
Lend me your ears!

Tigger:
Why? Don’t ‘cha have enough of your own,

My floppy buddy?

Owl:
Lovely! Lovely!

Pooh:
Wonderful plays wrote William Shakespeare,

Piglet:
Fit for a piglet or a king!

Tigger:
So if you think ya’ got what it takes pig,

Kessie:

Try it thyself!

All:
The play’s the thing!

Tigger:
Just remember to speakerize tripigisticly on the tongue!

Pooh:
Alas, poor honey jar! I knew thee well!
Piglet? Wherefore art thou Piglet?

Piglet:
Over here, Pooh!

Pooh:
Well, could you pull this jar off my head?
Thank you, Piglet!

Owl:
Oh ho! Magnificent!

Eeyore:
Am I not wise as I am beautiful?

Owl:
Why you remind me of Shakespeare’s Bottom!

Eeyore:
Gee, thanks.

Owl:
No, thank you!
Ah, my friends, how well and good!
You’ve brought such joy here to our wood!
And as at Oxford we loved to sing,
With a hey nonny nonny!

Tigger:
And a ring a ding ding!

Rabbit:
That there’s work and there’s play,

Owl:

But as Will used to say,

All:
Hip hip hooray! The play’s the thing!

Piglet:
Good gentles remember!

Owl:
The play -

All:
The play -
The play’s the thing!