The Bare Necessities of Life 🎢🎡

This morning I had the tune and words to a Disney song flittering through my head. It was “The Bare Necessities” from the movie “The Jungle Book”. The Jungle Book is one of my all time favorite movies (the animated version). I hadn’t thought about this before, but perhaps I love it so much because I love all things tropical and outdoor nature.

I looked up the lyrics and thought they are the perfect words to accompany a few of my favorite nature photos from this past week of outdoor local exploration. Many of us in the U.S. are faced with the reality of, once again, struggling to find our favorite needs and wants on the store shelves (UGH πŸ˜–). It’s the perfect time to refocus on our personal bare necessities of life.

Who knew the Disney song writers would create such a song prefect for the current challenges of today?

So sing along with me and ask yourself: “What are my bare necessities of life? “

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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
Well 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!


Oh man this is really living
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
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
With just the bare necessities of life

About The Bare Necessities:
“The Bare Necessities” is a song, written by Terry Gilkyson, from the animated 1967 Disney film The Jungle Book, sung by Phil Harris as Baloo and Bruce Reitherman as Mowgli. Originally, it was written for an earlier draft of the movie that was never produced. The Sherman Brothers, who wrote the other songs of the film, kept this as the only song used from the previous version. A reprise of the song was sung by Sebastian Cabot as Bagheera and Phil Harris as Baloo at the end of the film. Van Dyke Parks worked on the arrangement, which was his first paid gig after moving to California. The song was also sung by Louis Armstrong. In 1967, “The Bare Necessities” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song but lost to “Talk to the Animals” from Doctor Dolittle. A hip-hop version of the song performed by Lou Rawls was used as the theme song for Jungle Cubs.

(Lyrics and “about” found at http://www.lyrics.com)

And should you want to view the video (my favorite), click here 🀎

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Naomi says:

    This blog post has to be near the top of my favorites! It is so cute! And it fits what you’re talking about, so well! Also, I enjoyed singing along with the words! Now, I want to watch the movie again!

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    1. Thank you! …I want to see the movie too! And I’m still singing the song to myself 😁

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  2. susurrus says:

    This made me smile. Some wonderful pictures – I loved seeing the delicate marks on the butterfly’s wings in the last one.

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    1. Thank you!! I love that last butterfly! But I had to work at getting him photographed as he hid in amongst the plants! 😊

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  3. aussiebirder says:

    beautiful and very appropriate Lisa !

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    1. Thank you! Some words are true in past, present and future! 😊

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  4. Tina Schell says:

    What an uplifting post this week Lisa! I’ve not seen the movie but your post made me want to give it a try. Your images are marvelous!

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    1. Thank you Tina! It’s a cute movie if you find a way to watch it!

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  5. Toonsarah says:

    What a fun combination of song and images! And an important reminder too πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you Sarah! It was a fun post to create too 😊

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  6. Prior... says:

    Lisa this was so well done to use your beautiful nature photos to go with the song
    And had no idea that song was from 1967!
    Side note – I recently watched an Amazon version of Cinderella and one of my complaints was their lack of original songs – they used pop
    Music (not totally bad either because the “am I wrong” by Nico and Vince was sang by multiple characters and so well done) however – to not have any original songs was a con – IMHO

    Anyhow – this song is also special because our really
    Reminds us of life Truths and so let’s watch our striving πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you!! Sometimes those ideas that just pop into your head are some of the best 😊 I actually have 3 months of free Disney+ should I want to sign up. Part of me wants to so I can watch some of these movies (I would hope). But I don’t want to keep it and pay 😁 As old as I am, I’m partial to the originals. But, sometimes we need to give other versions a try!!

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      1. Prior... says:

        I completely agree we need to give older versions a try!
        And some folks suggest that to grow and prevent confirmation bias and to also stimulate more thinking we should expand and “give other versions a try”
        Or watch or read out of our norm sometimes β˜€οΈ

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      2. I agree, sometimes we are surprised when we try something new, and that actually goes for a lot of areas in life!

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      3. Prior... says:

        By the way – you said “as old as you are”- well
        I thought you were young – maybe 35? Ha

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      4. Oh you just made my day! …58! 😁 In my head I am young!

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      5. Prior... says:

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  7. Alice says:

    Loved the photos, as usual! Thanks for providing the video, too, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen it. It’s really cute!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I really want to watch the movie, but the video is very cute! 😊

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  8. A humbling reminder and secret to a calmness & happy. Thank you. Much needed inspiration and motivation.

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    1. Thank you so much! …that song is still running through my head 😊

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