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The Bare Necessities is a song featured in the Disney films The Jungle Book and its sequel written by Terry Gilkyson, and originally sung by Phil Harris as Baloo and Bruce Reitherman as Mowgli. It was written for an earlier, rejected, draft of the movie, and was, as the only song of that version, kept, on the request of the Sherman Brothers, who wrote the other songs of the film. A reprise of the song was sung by Sebastian Cabot as Bagheera and Phil Harris as Baloo at the end of the film. In the sequel a reprise is sung as well with John Goodman (Baloo), Haley Joel Osment (Mowgli) and Mae Whitman (Shanti).

"The Bare Necessities" was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1967.

The song was notably later used as the theme song to Jungle Cubs, performed by Lou Rawls.

LyricsEdit

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature's recipes
That brings the bare necessities of life
Wherever I wander, wherever I roam
I couldn't be fonder of my big home
The bees are buzzin' in the tree
To make some honey just for me
When you look under the rocks and plants
And take a glance at the fancy ants
Then maybe try a few
The bare necessities of life will come to you
They'll come to you!
Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
That's why a bear can rest at ease
With just the bare necessities of life
Now when you pick a pawpaw
Or a prickly pear
And you prick a raw paw
Next time beware
Don't pick the prickly pear by the paw
When you pick a pear
Try to use the claw
But you don't need to use the claw
When you pick a pear of the big pawpaw
Have I given you a clue ?
The bare necessities of life will come to you
They'll come to you!
So just try and relax, yeah cool it
Fall apart in my backyard
'Cause let me tell you something little britches
If you act like that bee acts, uh uh
You're working too hard
And don't spend your time lookin' around
For something you want that can't be found
When you find out you can live without it
And go along not thinkin' about it
I'll tell you something true
The bare necessities of life will come to you"

Original Demo LyricsEdit

Now come along with me and take a ride
You'll see what Mother Nature can provide
That's why a bear can rest at ease
With just the bare necessities
With fruits and nuts and other things beside
Then as we wonder over my backyard
We'll flip a rock just like it was a card
The beetles are selectable
In fact, they are delectable
So eat 'em up, it's really not too hard
Ba-doh-ba-dee-doh
It's all so easy
Doh-ba-dee-doh-doh
No cares, no strife
Doh-ba-dee-doh-doh-doh
No matter where we go
We'll find the bare necessities of life
It's nice to ponder as we slowly roam
While growing fonder of our jungle home
We'll watch the busy little bees
Who's making honey just for me
As I dip for the honey from the comb
Ouch!
I've learned to love the food that's by my side
There's hardly anything I can't abide
Now, ants are quite a tasty dish
Don't wait for me, eat all you wish
You'll like the way they tickle you inside
Doh-ba-dee-doh
It's all so easy
Doh-ba-dee-doh-doh
No cares, no strife
Doh-ba-dee-doh-doh-doh
No matter where we go
We'll find the bare necessities of life
(Piano break)
Ba-doh-ba-dee-doh
Ba-doh-ba-dee-doo
So if you learn to live a life of ease
The fruits and nuts will fall out of the trees
If you relax throughout the day
Your hunger simply melts away
From eating just the bare necessities
Doh-ba-dee-doh-doh (Doh-ba-dee-doh-doh)
It's all so easy (So easy now)
Doh-ba-dee-doh-doh (Doh-ba-dee-doh-doh)
No cares, no strife (No cares, no strife)
Doh-ba-dee-doh-doh-doh
No matter where we go
We'll find the bare necessities of life
We'll find the bare necessities of life
We'll find the bare necessities of life
Ah-doh-ba-dee-doh

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