Lyrics To The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Lyrics To The Lion Sleeps Tonight - the tokens
Lyrics To The Lion Sleeps Tonight – the tokens

The Lion Sleeps Tonight a timeless classic, is a beloved song that has captivated audiences for generations.

Originally recorded by The Tokens in 1961, this iconic tune effortlessly combines infectious melodies, enchanting harmonies, and an irresistible rhythm.

Lyrics To The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Intro

Weeheeheehee, dee heeheeheehee, weeoh aweem away
Weeheeheehee, dee heeheeheehee, weeoh aweem away

Chorus

A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh

Verse 1

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

Chorus

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)
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)

Verse 2

Near the village, the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight
Near the village, the quiet village
The lion sleeps tonight – ho, ho!

Chorus

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)
Rrrrrr, lalalaba, 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)

Verse 3

Hush, my darling, don’t fear, my darling
The lion sleeps tonight
Hush, my darling, don’t fear, my darling
The lion sleeps tonight – ho, ho!

Chorus

Whoa, whoa, whoa; whoa, whoa, whoa; whoa, whoa, 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)
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)

Outro

Weeheeheehee, dee heeheeheehee, weeoh aweem away
Weeheeheehee, dee heeheeheehee, weeoh aweem away
Weeheeheehee, dee heeheeheehee, weeoh aweem away

Facts About Lyrics To The Lion Sleeps Tonight

FactDescription
Song TitleThe Lion Sleeps Tonight
ArtistThe Tokens
Release Year1961
GenreDoo-wop, Pop
Songwriter(s)Solomon Linda (original composition), Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss (English lyrics adaptation)
Original LanguageZulu
Original Title“Mbube” (Zulu for “Lion”)
Chart SuccessReached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1961
Cultural SignificanceThe song gained widespread popularity and became a cultural phenomenon, inspiring numerous covers and adaptations in different languages and musical styles. It has been featured in movies, TV shows, and commercials, further solidifying its place in popular culture.

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