A brief retelling of the classic folktale "The Turnip" (Winnie-the-Pooh.2.74-77.)
Eeyore explains his depression: "Gaiety. Song-and-dance. Here
we go round the mulberry bush." (Winnie-the-Pooh.6.11.). Later, he
misquotes a variant of the traditional song, "Here we go gathering Nuts in
May" by saying "gathering Nuts and May." (Winnie-the-Pooh.6.20).
Eeyore also offers singing the song as a lively alternative to going on the "Expotition"
in Chapter 8 (Winnie-the-Pooh.8.48).