The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil
|"The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil"|
|Single by Jefferson Airplane|
|from the album After Bathing at Baxter's|
|Format||Vinyl record (7") 45 RPM|
|Jefferson Airplane singles chronology|
"The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil" is a song by American psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane. Written by Paul Kantner, the song initially appeared as an RCA single, and then subsequently as the first track of their third album, After Bathing at Baxter's in a substantially remixed version.
The title of the song refers to Winnie the Pooh as well as folk singer Fred Neil: parts of the lyric are taken from A. A. Milne's first book of children's poetry When We Were Very Young, including the poem "Halfway Down," which includes the words "Halfway down the stairs Is a stair where I sit" and the poem "Spring Morning." Folksinger Neil was a big influence on Paul Kantner as were A.A. Milne's books.