‘Proud of Your Boy,’ ‘Aladdin’ — Disney Songs You’ve Never Heard
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As mentioned earlier, ‘Aladdin’ went through a number of rewrites and eliminated some characters entirely. One unfortunate who got the axe was Aladdin’s mother, who was seen as somewhat superfluous. However, songwriter Howard Ashman was attached to the character and wrote a touching ballad called ‘Proud of Your Boy,’ where Aladdin laments his past screw-ups and promises to find some way to make it up to his mother. However, this song went out the door with Aladdin’s mom, though there is talk of Ashman putting up quite a fight for it to be included. The song starts at 1:42 and note a disguised Jafar lurking around the corner, foreshadowing a completely different meeting between the two characters.