Monday, 24 February 2020

The Lion Sleeps Tonight – a Nostalgia hit for you today




Weeheeheehee, dee heeheeheehee, weeoh aweem away
Weeheeheehee, dee heeheeheehee, weeoh aweem away
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh

In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle, the quiet jungle
The lion sleeps tonight – ho, ho!

The Lion Sleeps Tonight was originally written in Zulu by Solomon Linda in 1939.  Turned into mostly English it became a world wide hit for a number of groups including The Tokens, the Weavers, Jimmy Dorsey and The Kingston Trio.  And, of course, the song is featured in The Lion King.

Click here for The Tokens version on YouTube

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