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Wimoweh (Mbube) (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
 
 (1939)
 
ID: 773
 
 

Square Dance
Recordings
Lion Sleeps Tonight Riverboat 426
The Lion Sleeps Tonight Chic 3025
The Lion Sleeps Tonight Chicago Country 38
Lyrics BySolomon Linda 
Composed By 
Recorded ByThe Weavers' (1952); The Kingston Trio (1959); The Tokens (1961) 
CommentsEnglish lyrics by George Weiss
See an interesting history page on Wimoweh 
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Lyrics

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Lala kahle [Sleep well]

In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight

(Chorus)
Imbube

Ingonyama ifile [The lion's in peace]
Ingonyama ilele [The lion sleeps]
Thula [Hush]

Near the village, the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight
Near the village, the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight

(Chorus)

Ingonyama ilele [The lion sleeps]

Hush, my darling, don't fear, my darling
The lion sleeps tonight
Hush, my darling, don't fear, my darling
The lion sleeps tonight

He, ha helelemama [He, ha helelemama]
Ohi'mbube [lion]

(Chorus)

Ixesha lifikile [Time has come]
Lala [Sleep]
Lala kahle [Sleep well]

Near the village, the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight
Near the village, the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight

(Chorus)

My little darling
Don't fear, my little darling
My little darling
Don't fear, my little darling

Ingonyama ilele [The lion sleeps]

 

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