“In the jungle, the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight”
These lyrics are from the well-known song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”. Originally written and recorded by Solomon Linda under the title “Mbube” for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939. Find out more at the Wikipedia entry The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
In the jungle, the mighty jungle The lion sleeps tonight In the jungle the quiet jungle The lion sleeps tonight Wee heeheehee weeoh aweem away Wee heeheehee weeoh aweem away Near the village, the peaceful village The lion sleeps tonight Near the village, the quiet village The lion sleeps tonight
Having danced to this myself in my youth I know the song well – although there are many versions by several artists (more then a hundred). The version I am most familiar with is by Tight Fit.
The history behind the song is fascinating and it would be worth your time to learn more about the original artist and the subsequent copyright issues that followed.
Find out more here How American music legends made millions off the work of a Zulu tribesman who died a pauper. Or you can find the movies A Lion’s Trail (trailer).
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