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"Just Say, 'Yes I Can'" is a song from the Welcome to Pooh Corner Cable TV series which premiered in 1983 on the Disney Channel (which was also that channel's inaugural season). The song was written by the Academy Award winning songwriting duo of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. The Sherman Brothers also wrote the majority of famous Winnie the Pooh songs including songs like, "The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers" and "Heffalumps and Woozles" from the 1960s. In 2000, the Sherman Brothers also famously wrote the score to The Tigger Movie.

Song Placement Edit

New episodes played from 1983-1986 in the first run. Reruns continued to air until 1997. The Sherman Brothers wrote five songs, one for each of the major characters to sing, repeatedly each week. A storyline would "belong" to one character and at the end of an episode, the appropriate character would sing his "lesson song".

About the song Edit

"Just Say, 'Yes I Can'" is sung by Eeyore as his personal "theme song" specifically for this show. In it Eeyore explains his philosophy of life: No matter what the obstacle may be, it's important to have a positive attitude toward the task at hand.

Lyrics Edit

When there's a hill

I have to climb

Although it seems too high

I hide my doubt

And start right out

And here's the reason why

I won't say no

I won't say can't

I won't say I won't try

I just say yes I can

And I get there by and by

I just say yes I can

And I get there by and by

When something new

Looks hard to do

I'm not afraid to start

I just begin

And lose or win

I try with all my heart

I won't say no

I won't say can't

I won't say I won't try

I just say yes I can

And I do it by and by

I just say yes I can

And I do it by and by

I won't say maybe

I won't say no, not I

I may be slow

But this I know

I'm not afraid to give it a try

Give it a try, give it a great big try

So every time

You seek a prize

That seems too hard to win

The hardest part

Is how to start

Stop worrying

And just begin

And don't say no

And don't say can't

And don't say I won't try

Just say yes I can

And you just might win that prize

Just say yes I can

Because a winner always tries

Spoken: Thank you for singing along with me.

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