Winnie the Pooh song melody origins?

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Winnie the Pooh song melody origins?

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:49 pm UTC

I was recently watching some silly Christmas romcom Netflix original movie with my girlfriend, and a bit of incidental music played in a scene that I could swear was the exact same melody to which the lines "Deep in the hundred acre wood / where Christopher Robin Plays / you'll find the enchanted neighborhood / of Christopher's childhood days" are sung in the Winnie the Pooh theme song. That then makes me wonder if that melody is perhaps something much older than Winnie the Pooh, maybe a traditional Christmas song? But I've been unable to find anyone else making a similar observation on Google, so I'm turning to you now. Anybody else recognize that melody from anywhere else?
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Re: Winnie the Pooh song melody origins?

Postby DavidSh » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:07 am UTC

It sort of sounds like the American tune for It Came Upon the Midnight Clear. (According to Wikipedia, there are two different tunes commonly used for this song.)

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Re: Winnie the Pooh song melody origins?

Postby ObsessoMom » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:11 am UTC

Any chance of your remembering the name of the silly Christmas romcom Netflix original movie?

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Re: Winnie the Pooh song melody origins?

Postby Pfhorrest » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:22 am UTC

I think it was "The Princess Switch".

And yeah, I'm pretty sure the music I heard was actually "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear"/"Carol". That's a really close match. Thanks!
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Re: Winnie the Pooh song melody origins?

Postby ObsessoMom » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:26 pm UTC

Yes, the timing matches almost perfectly.


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