Song facts: “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” was originally written by Solomon Linda in the 1920s. It began as an improvised, wordless melody called “Mbube” which is Zulu for lion.

Harmonica type: diatonic

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In the jungle
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The mighty jungle
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The lion sleeps tonight

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In the jungle
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The quiet jungle
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The lion sleeps tonight

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Wimoweh...
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Wimoweh...

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