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the Lion sleeps tonight...

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight... first written and recorded by Solomon Linda in 1939, under the title Mbube (Zulu for Lion). The hit song was later recorded by many different artists including the Weavers, who entitled it "Wimoweh"...a misunderstanding of the African/Zulu chorus..."uyimbube" (you are a Lion).

 

PBS | Independent Lens The Lion's Trail

- the story of the song featured in Disney's The Lion King

 

a capella version, with a wonderful story of the meaning of the song...

Mbube - Ladysmith Black Mambazo

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA2Qw3j2bxw

   

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Taken on March 26, 2009