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Lion Sleeps Tonight
Riverboat 426
 
    
 
Lion Sleeps Tonight
 
Riverboat 426
 


ID: 15905
   Instrumental  
 
   Vocal  
 

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.riverboat.com
Label information
Grid list of Riverboat recordings
Copies1
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
MediaMP3
Artist(s)

Bob Elling
 
Jack O'Leary
 
Mike Seastrom
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
*In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight

Allemande left and weave
Ee-e-e-oh-mum-a-weh
Ee-e-e-oh-mum-a-weh


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*In the village, the peaceful village, the lion sleeps tonight
In the village, the peaceful village, the lion sleeps tonight


*Hush my darling, don't fear my darling, the lion sleeps tonight
Hush my darling, don't fear my darling, the lion sleeps tonight


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Heads square thru, 4 hands go
Make a right hand star tonight
The heads star left, go one time 'round
Dosado and go
Veer left, chain down the line and roll promenade
Ee-e-e-oh-mum-a-weh


TAG

A-wimoweh, A-wimoweh, A-wimoweh, A-wimoweh, A-wimoweh
 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
subject to all U.S. copyright laws and remain property of their respective owners.

Wimoweh (Mbube) (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
 
 

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]

Lyrics by Solomon Linda.
Recorded by The Weavers' (1952); The Kingston Trio (1959); The Tokens (1961).
 

Comments

 
Handle List
1432  Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
2043 Special Star 1 (8CT to DPT)
630 Left (used as Mirror) CONCEPT
2044 Special Star 2 (Facing to UTB)
429 Dosado [Basic]
1261 Veer (Right|Left) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
210 Chain Down The Line [Basic]
1944 Roll (Promenade)
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
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