April 13, 2023

Letter Notes Piano: I'll Make a Man Out of You - Mulan (Disney)

"I'll Make a Man Out of You" is a song from the 1998 Disney animated film "Mulan".

^E       B      ^D    A     B - ^D

Let's get down to business

A    B-^C    ^D    A

To defeat the Huns

^E     B       ^D      A      B - ^D

Did they send me daughters

A          B    ^C    ^D   ^D

When I asked for sons?

D             D      E - E          E      A   G-F#  F#

You're the saddest bunch I ever met

F#     G      A     B     ^C-B       D          E

But you can bet before we're through

^C - B    G      E      B   A     G   F#  G-F#-E

Mister, I'll make a man out of you

^E - B     ^D A  B-^D

Tranquil as a forest

A      B    ^C  ^D-A

But on fire within

^E          B    ^D     A      B-^D

Once you find your center

A       B     ^C  ^D  ^D

You are sure to win!

D           D      E - E         E       A-G-F#   F#

You're a spineless, pale, pathetic lot

G        A      B-^C      B   D   E

And you haven't got a clue

^C  -   B       G       E     B    A     B   ^D  ^E

Somehow I'll make a man out of you!

E       E-E      E-E       F#       F#      F#

I'm never gonna catch my breath

G        G - G      G       B        F#       A      G

Say goodbye to those who knew me

A        A    A A ^D  A    ^C       B       A-G      G

Boy, was I a fool in school for cutting gym

A        A        A      A        B        B     B

This guy's got 'em scared to death

B          B      B-B       ^E     B        ^D        ^C

Hope he doesn't see right through me

A       A   A-A   ^D# ^D ^C    B       A     G   ^E
Now I really wish that I knew how to swim

E    F#  G
Be a man

G      G       G     A      F#  D     ^C - B     A-G
We must be swift as the coursing river

E    F#  G
Be a man

G         G    G      A     F# D  ^C      B-A-G
With all the force of a great typhoon

E   F#  G
Be a man

G        G      G         A       F#  D  ^C-B  A-G
With all the strength of a raging fire

E-G-G-G      G     B      A      G    F#   ^D   ^E
Mysterious as the dark side of the moon!

The song was composed by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel and is performed by the character of Captain Li Shang, who is training Mulan and other soldiers in preparation for battle. The song has an energetic and motivational melody, with lyrics that emphasize the importance of discipline and hard work in achieving one's goals. The song's catchy chorus and memorable lines have made it a popular and beloved part of the film, and it has been covered and parodied by many artists over the years.

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