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The lion sleeps tonight

This old South-African song (1939) gets a new appearance through this funny animal animation.

The present version is by The Tokens (1961)

We-e-e-e, e-e-e-e-e e, we-u-mum-a-way
We-e-e-e, e-e-e-e-e e, we-u-mum-a-way

A wimoweh, a-wimoweh a-wimoweh, a wimoweh
A wimoweh, a-wimoweh a-wimoweh, a wimoweh
A wimoweh, a-wimoweh a-wimoweh, a wimoweh
A wimoweh, a-wimoweh a-wimoweh, a wimoweh

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

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

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

JUNGLE= A tropical rainforest (a dense forest in the tropics with abundant vegetation)

MIGHTY= Powerful

PEACEFUL= Quiet.

HUSH= To be quiet.

DON'T FEAR= Don't be afraid.

This African song refers to an old legend in South Africa, about their last king, who was known as Chaka The Lion. Legend says, Chaka The Lion didn't die when Europeans took over the country; he simply went to sleep, and he'll wake up some day.

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