"The Great Outdoors" (sung by the Five Bear Rugs, Henry, and Melvin, Buff, and Max) is the opening song of the Country Bear Vacation Hoedown.

It was also featured in the Disneyland Fun Sing-Along Songs video, where it was sung by Shaker, Wendell and Liver Lips as they played with the children on Tom Sawyer Island.


If you've just been wishin 'bout goin' fishin'
And you're still on the shore
Grab your camping gear and meet us right here
We got all kinds of fun in store
It's time for a vacation
For some rest and relaxation
Forget your cares and join us bears
In the great outdoors

Ain't nothing like the great outdoors
To ease your soul
Ain't nothing like the great outdoors
To keep you from growing old
If your mind's been hazy
And you're feeling lazy and down on all fours
Then join us bears and suck up some air
In the great outdoors

Us bears we do love nature
And tramping through the woods
Us bears we do love fishing
Every hour if we could
Us bears we do love singing
In country harmony
And if y'all won't join us
We'll chase you up a tree!