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"Keep 'em Guessing" is a song sung by Mushu/Eddie Murphy in the Disney animated film Mulan. The song was recorded and intended to be part of the film but never added to the movie. The creators were very fond of the song and wanted it to be Mushu's intro to Mulan. Since Mushu was a big character they decided the movie needed a song that said something about who he was. Ultimately, the creators decided that Eddie Murphy could show who he was in only a few words and the song was scrapped.

Lyrics

Mushu: [Singing]

You're headin' for disaster,

But I'm your one best chance.

Though, miss, you are miscast

I'll show you how to show,

Who wears the pants.

I'm smoother than ginseng.

I'll teach you attitude.

An act that's so convincing,

They'll think you're a dude.



You're an odd one, mademoiselle,

And your story doesn't gel,

But if they don't ask, don't tell.

Keep 'em guessing!



Let me lead you to the fun of

Camouflaging what you're one of,

'Cause their business, it is none of!

Keep 'em guessing!



Mushu: [Speaking]

"So how we're doing?

We're a team right?

Like Yin and Yang?

Ping and Pong?

Beef and Broccoli?"

Mulan: [Speaking]

"...I don't know.

I probably won't make it into camp,

let alone the battle field."



Mushu: [Singing]

You think that you don't need me,

But doll, you're in a jam.

I'll train you to mislead,

To walk the walk,

We'll both pull off this scam.

I'm ready to coach you.

Let's start with your physique.

Before I'm through,

They'll vote you He-Man of the week.



Take it from the one who's wise!

Pull the silk over their eyes,

With some little off-white lies.

Keep 'em guessing!



Honey, listen to ol' Mushu,

Like a cricket they would 'squoosh' you

Shut your mouth, they'll mainly bruise you.

Keep 'em guessing!



Well if the girl you are does not show

Then you won't set off the alarms.

If I can make you mucho macho,

Who's to know that you're a babe,

In arms?



Though I'm not the type to brag,

This charade is in the bag,

And reality's a drag.

Keep 'em guessing!



Sweetcakes, never say surrender,

I can make you a contender.

Get your groove this Gender Bender.

Keep em' guessing!



When the truth is too depressing,

When it's with their minds you're messing,

Read my lips and heed my lesson!

Keep em' guessing!


v - e - d
Mulan Logo
Media

Films: Mulan | Mulan II | Live-action film | Video
Television: House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time | Sofia the First
Video games: Mulan (video game) | Kingdom Hearts II
Books: Classic Storybook | Graphic Novel | Little Golden Book | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading
Music: Mulan (soundtrack) | Mulan II (soundtrack)

Disney Parks

Disney Animation Building | Fantasy Gardens | Garden of the Twelve Friends | It's a Small World | Voyage to the Crystal Grotto
Entertainment: Cinderella's Surprise Celebration | Disney's Wishes | Disney in the Stars | Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light | Mickey and the Magical Map | Mulan, La Légende | The Golden Mickeys
Restaurants: Plaza Inn
Parade: Disney's Stars 'n' Cars... As Never Seen Before | Mickey's Storybook Express | Mulan Parade
Halloween: The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime

Characters

Original: Fa Mulan | Mushu | Cri-Kee | Li Shang | Yao, Ling and Chien Po | Chi-Fu | Shan Yu | General Li | Fa Zhou | Fa Li | Grandmother Fa | Fa Family Ancestors | The Emperor of China | The Matchmaker | Little Brother | Khan | Shang's Horse | Hayabusa the Falcon | Elite Hun Soldiers | Hun Army | Shang's Troops
Sequel: Sha-Ron | Ting-Ting, Su and Mei | Lord Qin

Songs

Original: Honor to Us All | Reflection | I'll Make a Man Out of You | A Girl Worth Fighting For | True To Your Heart
Sequel: Lesson Number One | Like Other Girls | Here Beside Me
Deleted songs: Keep 'em Guessing

Locations

China | Imperial City | Fa Family home | Village

See Also

Disney Renaissance | Sword of Shan Yu

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