House at Pooh Corner (song)
"House at Pooh Corner" is a song written by Kenny Loggins, based on the popular children's book of the same name. The song was first performed by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on their 1970 album Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy and then performed by Loggins and Messina on their 1971 album Sittin' In. It is told from the perspective of both Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin, and serves as an allegory for loss of innocence and nostalgia for childhood. It has since become one of Loggins' most popular and beloved compositions, and it remains a staple of his live performances.
|"House at Pooh Corner"|
|Single by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band|
|from the album Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy|
|Released||April 12, 1971|
|Nitty Gritty Dirt Band singles chronology|
- Kenny Loggins - lead vocals, classical acoustic guitar
- Jim Messina - harmony vocals, acoustic guitar
- Jon Clarke - oboe
- Al Garth - recorder
- Larry Sims - bass, backing vocals
- Merel Bregante - drums, backing vocals
- Michael Omartian - Moog synthesizer, Hammond organ, piano
- Milt Holland - shakers, temple blocks, congas, cabasa, gong
In 1994, Loggins re-recorded the song (with an additional verse) under the title "Return to Pooh Corner", a duet with Amy Grant, featuring backing vocals from Grant's then-husband, Gary Chapman. It appears on his album of the same title.
The song was recorded in 2007, by Australian artist Josh Pyke for radio station Triple J. The live recording was then released on the third volume of the station's Like a Version compilation CDs. Phillip Sandifer also recorded the song for Disney's Winnie the Pooh Lullabies in 2004.
The song was also recorded in three-part harmony by the characters Jesse (John Stamos), Joey (Dave Coulier), and Danny (Bob Saget) on the 1980s television series Full House in Season 8: episode 15, "My Left and Right Foot" (183rd episode of the series) on January 31, 1995.
It was also recorded by the folk rock duo The Indigo Girls.
|Canadian RPM Top Singles||30|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||53|
|US Cash Box Top 100||38|