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WimowehThe story behind the song " The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

 

There have been many versions of this song from Pete Seeger’s version in 1952 (titled “Wimoweh”) to the Tokens’ No. 1 single in 1961 to the hugely popular Disney film and Broadway musical The Lion King.  But its origin dates back to 1939 to man named Solomon Linda and a song called Mbube. 

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=mrrQT4WkbNE&feature=emb_logo

Click on this link to hear the origins of the song.

To learn more about the story  http://performingsongwriter.com/lion-sleeps-tonight/

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