This song and the visuals that go with it likely drew inspiration from the classic Pooh song "Heffalumps and Woozles," though due to its somewhat whimsical nature, the images actually presented in "The Horribly Hazardous Heffalumps" are rather less scary by comparison, having more resemblance to the artstyle for "Pink Elephants on Parade" from "Dumbo". The characters perform the song with a group of three backing vocalists: Randy Crenshaw, Rick Logan and Bobbi Page. The music for the song was written by Carly Simon, the lyrics by Brian Hohlfeld and the song was co-arranged by Martin Erskine and David Slonaker.
Rabbit: Everyone knows what a Heffalump's like
Tigger: It's got fiery eyes and a tail with a spike
Rabbit: With claws on its paws that are sharp as a tack
Tigger: And wing-a-ma-things coming out of its back
Roo: Out of its back?
Rabbit: Well of course, Roo. Precisely.
Tigger: Exac-tically! ‘Cause its bottom is up and its top’s really down
Rabbit: So its nose is its tail or the other way 'round
Tigger: Yeah, and it's wide as a river and tall as a tree
Rabbit: Imagine gigantic
Tigger: And times it by three
Rabbit: It clomps here and there
Tigger: And it stomps to and fro
Rabbit: It's got three horns above
Tigger: And eleven below
Piglet: And those are its good points
Pooh: There's much more to know
Chorus: About the dreadfully dreaded
Horribly hazardous Heffalumps
Roo: Wow! Neat!
Rabbit: Neat? It is most certainly not neat!
Rabbit: Everyone knows that they lurk and they creep
Tigger: The best time to see one is when it's asleep
Rabbit: If you sneak up behind it and get it to jump
Tigger: You can tell which part's heffa (hee hee)
Rabbit: And which part is lump
Chorus: They'll steal all your honey and eat your last crust
They'll stomp on your house till it's nothing but dust
The worst part of all is
Roo: They’re different from us!
Chorus: They're the dreadfully dreaded