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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.


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: (speaking)

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
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 you through this gender bender.
Keep em' guessing!

When the truth is too depressing,
When it's with their minds they're messing,
Read my lips and heed my lesson!
Keep em' guessing!

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Films: MulanMulan IIMulan (2020 film)Video

Video games: Animated StoryBook: MulanDisney's MulanKingdom Hearts IIDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Crossy RoadDisney Magic KingdomsDisney Sorcerer's ArenaDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Books: The Art of MulanDisney Princess BeginningsReflection (A Twisted Tale)Kilala Princess
Music: MulanMulan IIMulan (2020)

Disney Parks
Castle of Magical DreamsDisney Animation BuildingFantasy GardensGarden of the Twelve FriendsIt's a Small WorldVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Entertainment: Believe! Sea of DreamsCinderella's Surprise CelebrationDisney's WishesMickey and the Magical MapMickey’s Storybook AdventureMulan, La LégendeOnce Upon a MouseRoyal Princess Music CelebrationThe Golden Mickeys
Restaurants: Plaza Inn
Parade: Disney Adventure Friends CavalcadeMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Storybook ExpressMulan Parade
Firework: Disney in the StarsDisney Movie MagicHappily Ever AfterHarmonioUSHurry Home: Lunar New Year CelebrationIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightMomentous
Spring: Disney Color-Fest: A Street Party!
Summer: Mickey's WaterWorks
Halloween: The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime

Original: Fa MulanMushuCri-KeeLi ShangYao, Ling, and Chien PoChi-FuShan YuGeneral LiFa ZhouFa LiGrandmother FaFirst Ancestor FaFa Family AncestorsThe Emperor of ChinaThe MatchmakerLittle BrotherKhanShang's HorseHayabusa the FalconElite Hun SoldiersHun Army

Sequel: Sha-RonTing-Ting, Su, and MeiLord QinPrince Jeeki
Remake: Hua XiuCommander TungChen Honghui

Original: Honor to Us AllReflectionI'll Make a Man Out of YouA Girl Worth Fighting ForTrue To Your Heart

Sequel: Lesson Number OneLike Other GirlsHere Beside Me
Live-action: Loyal Brave True
Deleted songs: Keep 'em GuessingWritten in Stone

ChinaImperial CityFa Family HomeVillageFa Family Temple
Great Stone DragonMulan's Hair AccessorySword of Shan YuMulan and Shang's NecklacesGolden Dragon of Unity
See Also
Mulan: Alternative OpeningMulan: Shan Yu Destroys the Village