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"The Backson Song" is a song featured in the film Winnie the Pooh. It is heard after Christopher Robin's "kidnapping", so Pooh and his friends learned about the culprit by Owl and Rabbit advised a plan to capture it and save Christopher Robin.

It is sung by Owl (Craig Ferguson), Eeyore (Bud Luckey), Kanga (Kristen Anderson-Lopez), Roo (Wyatt Dean Hall), Piglet (Travis Oates), Rabbit (Tom Kenny), Winnie the Pooh and Tigger (Jim Cummings).

The song has gained critical praise.

Lyrics

Full Song

Owl: It's a Giant creature with a tail
Here, I'll draw Piglet in for scale

Piglet: Oh d-d-dear!

Its hide is like a shaggy rug
Its face a surly ugly mug
With two sharp horns atop its head
In between a mop of hair that's red

All: Aah!

And in its nose a ring of gold
It smells of monkey's feet and mould
Its toes are black
Its fur is blue
I swear that all I tell you is not made up
The Backson!
All: The Backson?
Owl: The Backson!
All: The Backson?
Oh, no!
Pooh: But, Owl, what does the Backson do?
All: Yes, Owl, what does the Backson do?
Owl: Hmm, what does the Backson do?
I'm thinking, I'm thinking, I'm thinking, I'm thinking...And now, I will tell you
They sneak into your library?
And scribble in all your books
All: The Backson, the Backson?
We don't like the Backson!
Owl: When decorating your Christmas tree,
They tangle up all the hooks!
All: The Backson, the Backson?
We're afraid of the Backson.
Owl: They spoil the milk,
They stop all the clocks;
They use their horns
To put hole in your socks
All: The Backson's
The one who's been
Putting holes
In our socks!

Roo: Tell us more about what Backsons do!
Tigger: Yes, more about what Backsons do!
Owl: More about what Backsons do?!?
Why don't we hear some thoughts from you?
Tigger: Maybe they make ya sleep too late
Owl: Yes, yes! That's good; that's great
Eeyore: I bet, for their reason, my tail is gone
Owl: You're on a roll! Go on, go on!
Rabbit: They muddy up your tidy house
Piglet: They make you feel as small as a mouse
Roo: They break your crayons
Rabbit: They spill your tea!
Kanga: They wake up babies at 1:00 and 3:00
Eeyore: They made me catch the cold I caught
Winnie the Pooh: They made me lose my train of thought
Tigger: They swipe your stripes
Piglet: They clog your pipes
Rabbit: They dig up your garden
Eeyore: They won't beg your pardon
Winnie the Pooh: They eat your snacks!
Piglet: They won't relax!
Rabbit: They chip your tooth!
Kanga: They steal your youth!
Owl: And now, you know the horrible truth!
All: The Backson, the Backson,
The Backson, the Backson?
Oh no!

Rabbit: Oh, yes
All: Huh?

Rabbit: I know exactly what to do:
We'll find things Backsons are partial to
Winnie the Pooh: Like books?
Kanga: And dishes?
Piglet: And socks?
Roo: And toys?
Rabbit: Yes, everything that a Backson destroys;
Then we'll dig an enormous pit
And make the items lead to it;
He'll fall in and we'll get our friend
Owl: And this horrible nightmare will come to an end!
The Backson!
All: The Backson!
Owl: The Backson!
All: The Backson!


Owl: Go home and search your closets, bring everything that you can
All: The Backson! The Backson! We're gonna catch the Backson!
Owl: We'll save Christopher Robin by following Rabbit's plan
All: The Backson! The Backson! We'll save Christopher Robin!
We must be brave and have no fear
Owl: So to the death, we'll persevere
All: We'll search by the sun and the light and the moon,
And if everything goes well, we'll be back soon!
Owl: "Back soon"?
All: Back soon!
Owl: Sounds like "Backson"
All: Back soon!
Owl: Oh, well... Good luck everyone!

Short Version (Mini Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)

Owl: It's a Giant creature with a tail
Here, I'll draw Piglet in for scale

Piglet: Oh d-d-dear!

Its hide is like a shaggy rug
Its face a surly ugly mug
With two sharp horns atop its head
In between a mop of hair that's red

All: Aah!

And in its nose a ring of gold
It smells of monkey's feet and mould
Its toes are black
Its fur is blue
I swear that all I tell you is not made up
The Backson!
All: The Backson?
Oh no!

Rabbit: Oh, yes
All: Huh?

Rabbit: I know exactly what to do:
We'll find things Backsons are partial to
Winnie the Pooh: Like books?
Kanga: And dishes?
Piglet: And socks?
Roo: And toys?
Rabbit: Yes, everything that a Backson destroys;
Then we'll dig an enormous pit
And make the items lead to it;
He'll fall in and we'll get our friend
Owl: And this horrible nightmare will come to an end!
The Backson!
All: The Backson!
Owl: The Backson!
All: The Backson!


Owl: Go home and search your closets, bring everything that you can
All: The Backson! The Backson! We're gonna catch the Backson!
Owl: We'll save Christopher Robin by following Rabbit's plan
All: The Backson! The Backson! We'll save Christopher Robin!
We must be brave and have no fear
Owl: So to the death, we'll persevere
All: We'll search by the sun and the light and the moon,
And if everything goes well, we'll be back soon!
Owl: "Back soon"?
All: Back soon!
Owl: Sounds like "Backson"
All: Back soon!
Owl: Oh, well... Good luck everyone!

 

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Media
Films: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey TreeWinnie the Pooh and the Blustery DayWinnie the Pooh and Tigger TooThe Many Adventures of Winnie the PoohWinnie the Pooh and a Day for EeyorePooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher RobinThe Tigger MovieThe Book of Pooh: Stories from the HeartPiglet's Big MovieWinnie the Pooh: Springtime with RooPooh's Heffalump MoviePooh's Heffalump Halloween MovieWinnie the PoohChristopher Robin

TV Shows: Welcome to Pooh CornerThe New Adventures of Winnie the PoohHouse of MouseThe Book of PoohMy Friends Tigger & Pooh
Video Games: Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre WoodTigger's Honey HuntPiglet's Big GameWinnie The Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly AdventureKinect Disneyland AdventuresKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepKingdom Hearts:Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts IIAdventures in the Hundred Acre WoodAnimated StoryBook: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey TreeAnimated StoryBook: Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too

Disney Parks
Fantasy GardensGarden of the Twelve FriendsHunny Pot SpinPooh's Hunny HuntPooh's Playful SpotThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Entertainment: Fantasy FestivalIt's Party Time... with Mickey and FriendsWinnie the Pooh and Friends, too!
Shops: Pooh Corner
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's Main Street ExpressMickey's WaterWorksTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Disneyland ForeverOnce Upon a Time
Halloween: Happy HallowishesMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade

Characters
Winnie the PoohChristopher RobinPigletTiggerEeyoreRabbitKangaRooOwlGopherBeesHeffalumpsWoozlesDexterKessieCrowsBugsPack RatsRabbit's relativesTigger's momPygmy PigletsSquirrelSkippyNasty JackNasty Jack's GangPapa HeffalumpStan and HeffWoosterCrudSmudgeBrunoToy VillainsBirdzillaBalloonLumpyMama HeffalumpDarbyBusterBeaverWoodpeckerOpossum TwinsThe BacksonLong John CottontailChristopher Robin's MomWinifredJagularMr. NarratorSanta ClausSkullasaurus
Episodes
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Season One: "Pooh Oughta Be in Pictures" • "Donkey for a Day/Friend, In Deed" • "There's No Camp Like Home/Balloonatics" • "Find Her, Keep Her" • "The Piglet Who Would Be King" • "Cleanliness is Next to Impossible" • "The Great Honey Pot Robbery" • "Stripes/Monkey See, Monkey Do Better" • "Babysitter Blues" • "How Much is That Rabbit in the Window" • "Gone with the Wind/Nothing But the Tooth" • "Paw and Order" • "Honey for a Bunny/Trap as Trap Can" • "The Masked Offender/Things That Go Piglet in the Night" • "Luck Amok/Magic Earmuffs" • "The Wishing Bear" • "King of the Beasties/The Rats Who Came to Dinner" • "My Hero/Owl Feathers" • "A Very, Very Large Animal/Fish Out of Water" • "Lights Out/Tigger's Shoes" • "The "New" Eeyore/Tigger, Private Ear" • "Party Poohper/The Old Switcheroo"
Season Two: "Me and My Shadow/To Catch a Hiccup" • "Rabbit Marks the Spot/Good-bye, Mr. Pooh" • "Bubble Trouble/Ground Piglet Day" • "All's Well That Ends Wishing Well" • "Un-Valentine's Day" • "No Rabbit's a Fortress/The Monster Frankenpooh" • "Where, Oh Where Has My Piglet Gone?/Up, Up and Awry" • "Eeyore's Tail Tale/Three Little Piglets" • "Prize Piglet/Fast Friends" • "Pooh Moon/Caws and Effect"
Season Three: "Oh, Bottle/Owl in the Family" • "Sham Pooh/Rock-a-Bye Pooh Bear" • "What's the Score, Pooh?/Tigger's Houseguest" • "Rabbit Takes a Holiday/Eeyi Eeyi Eeyore" • "Pooh Skies" • "To Bee or Not to Bee/April Pooh" • "A Knight to Remember" • "Tigger is the Mother of Invention/The Bug Stops Here" • "Easy Come, Easy Gopher/Invasion of the Pooh Snatcher" • "Tigger Got Your Tongue/A Bird in the Hand"
Season Four: "Sorry, Wrong Slusher" • "Grown But Not Forgotten" • "A Pooh Day Afternoon" • "The Good, the Bad, and the Tigger" • "Home is Where the Home is" • "Shovel, Shovel, Toil and Trouble/The Wise Have It" • "Cloud, Cloud Go Away/To Dream the Impossible Scheme" • "Piglet's Poohetry/Owl's Well That Ends Well"

The Book of Pooh
Season One: "Best Wishes, Winnie the Pooh/Double Time" • "Are You Me?/Rabbit's Happy Birthday Party" • "Circumference Equals Pirate 'Arrr' Squared/Pooh's to Do" • "Pigletry/Dinosnores" • "I Could Have Laughed All Night/X Spots the Mark" • "My Gloomy Valentine/Mr. Narrator" • "Vegetable of Contents/A Welcome to Beat the Band With" • "Owl's Book/The Autobiography of Tigger" • "You Can Lead Eeyore to Books/The Spice of Life" • "The Words Are Out/Brain Drain"
Season Two: "Please and Thank-You's/The Rumor Millstone" • "Over the Hill/Tigger's Replacement" • "The Wood Without Pooh/Friends of a Different Stripe" • "Mothers of Invention/Once Upon a Happy Ending" • "Piglet's Perfect Party/A Wood Divided" • "Bravehat/Scaredy Cat" • "Blue Ribbon Bunny/Under the Pig Top" • "The Book of Boo" • "Could it Be Magic?/Diary of a Mad Gardener" • "The Case of the Disappeared Donkey/The Littlest Dinosnore"

Locations
Hundred Acre WoodPooh's HousePiglet's HouseTigger's HouseRabbit's HouseEeyore's HouseOwl's HouseRabbit's gardenChristopher Robin's roomThe Land of Milk and HoneySkull CaveNorth PoleGopher's TunnelsHeffalump HollowThe Scary Woods
Objects
Winnie the Pooh dollWinnie the Pooh storybookRock Remover • Rabbit's Scarecrow
Songs
Movie Songs

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree: "Winnie the Pooh" • "Up, Down, Touch the Ground" • "Rumbly in My Tumbly" • "Little Black Rain Cloud" • "Mind Over Matter"
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day: "A Rather Blustery Day" • "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers" • "Heffalumps and Woozles" • "Rain, Rain, Rain Came Down, Down, Down" • "Hip-Hip-Poohray"
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"
The Many Songs of Winnie the Pooh: "It Really Was a Woozle, Yes it Was"
Sing a Song with Pooh Bear: "Kanga Roo Hop" • "You're the One and Only One" • "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"
The Tigger Movie: "Someone Like Me" • "Whoop-de-Dooper Bounce" • "Lull-a-Bee" • "Round My Family Tree" • "How to Be a Tigger"
Piglet's Big Movie: "A Mother's Intuition" • "With a Few Good Friends" • "Sing-Ho (For the Life of a Bear)"
Springtime With Roo: "We're Huntin' Eggs Today" • "Sniffly Sniff" • "Easter Day With You" • "The Way It Must Be Done" • "The Grandest Easter of Them All"
Pooh's Heffalump Movie: "The Horribly Hazardous Heffalumps" • "Little Mr. Roo" • "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" • "As Long As I'm Here With You"
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"

Television Songs
Welcome to Pooh Corner: "Welcome to Pooh Corner Theme Song" • "Try a Little Something New" • "The Right Side" • "Just Say, 'Yes I Can'" • "You're the Only You" • "I Hum to Myself" • "Please and Thank You" • "Responsible Persons" • "Be a Buddy, Be a Pal" • "Trees" • "A Part of Me" • "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 (song)" • "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" • "Your Best Wishes" • "On the Double" • "Who is Me" • "Think, Think, Think" • "A Pirate Has Got to Have Arrr" • "Day in the Life of a Pooh" • "What Piglets Are" • "Dinosnores" • "I Watch for Signs" • "We're Making a Cake" • "A Mystery" • "If I Could Be Big" • "Isn't that Funny?" • "Find the X" • "Everyone Wants a Valentine" • "That's What We Do" • "Keep it Simple" • "Have You Got a Book For Me?" • "Give It a Try" • "The Play's the Thing" • "On Your Way Back Home" • "Nightmare Wranglers" • "We Royaly Request" • "The Sweetest Thing You Are Seeking" • "Carry On" • "The Plumed Protector" • "Flying Up, Up and Away" • "The Bluebird Song" • "Green Thing" • "What's Your Name, River?" • "Thank You, Please" • "When You're a Monster Too" • "Where Do Words Go?" • "Show the Sign" • "Under a Spelling Bee's Spell" • "With Books You Get Carried Away" • "Adventure" • "Mental Altitude" • "I Want to Know Everything Now" • "Happy Tailiversary" • "Get Growin'" • "Tigger's Lullaby" • "A Wood Without Pooh" • "Impossible to Live With" • "Rhyme-a-Bye" • "Friends Until the End" • "Perfect Party" • "If We Were Talkin'" • "Party Animal" • "Bravehat" • "That's All it Was" • "What's a Tigger Without a Bounce?" • "Our Favorite Day" • "Someone New to Meet" • "Every Day is a Song" • "When I Meet a Heffalump" • "Time Stands Still" • "The Who, What, When, Where, Why" • "24 Hours to Save the Day" • "Gardener of the Year" • "The Hundred Acre Circus" • "Into Outer Space" • "Blissful Bossa Nova" • "My Hero\If You Don't Have Friends" • "Talking Tomato" • "Flying" • "I Want To Be Scary" • "Nothin' Much Scares Me" • "The Hundred Acre Halloween" • "Just Ring Your Bell" • "Our Perfect Map of the Wood" • "Broken Friendships" • "Do the Roo" • "The Rabbit Tango" • "The Honey Dance" • "Piglet Ballet" • "Call Me Buck-a-Roo" • "It's Only Magic" • "I Never" • "King of the Heffalumps" • "Pouncing Panther Pledge" • "At Chez Piglet" • "A Perfect Forest" • "That's How You Put on a Show" • "Let it Rain" • "Stripey McSnarl Always Gets His Man" • "The Littlest Dinosnore" • "Nothing Ever Happens" • "Power of the Pencil" • "Too Much Honey" • "Lost in a Book" • "Goodbye for Now"
My Friends Tigger and Pooh: "My Friends Tigger and Pooh Theme Song" • "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" • "The Little Things You Do" • "Christmas Comes Tomorrow" • "Time to Go (On a Trek Through the Snow)" • "Snowman Song"
Miscellaneous: "Luv-a-bye"

See Also
Winnie the Pooh Discovers the SeasonsThe Disney AfternoonThe Many Songs of Winnie the PoohSing a Song with Pooh Bear (and Piglet Too)Sing a Song with TiggerWhoopty-Dooper-Loopty-Looper-Alley-Ooper bounce