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The Lion Sleeps Tonight


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"Lion," in its original African version, was called "Mbube," and was recorded as early as 1939. Pete Seeger popularized the song as "Wimoweh" and cut it with the Weavers in 1952 on Decca. The Weavers' version is VERY close to the Tokens' 1961 version--and much better, in my opinion. The Kingston Trio also did a pre-Tokens version (in 1959).

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