The Lion Sleeps Tonight



Lyrics and revised music by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, and Luigi Creatore
Additional lyrics by Lebo M - Arranged by Mark Mancina and Jay Rifkin
Performed by Lebo M

Lead male vocal: Translations of Zulu:
Lala kahle [Sleep well]
In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight

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Ingonyama ifile [The lion's in peace]
Ingonyama ilele [The lion sleeps]
Thula [Hush]

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

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Ingonyama ilele (The lion sleeps)

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

He, ha helelemama [He, ha helelemama]
Ohi'mbube [lion]

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Ixesha lifikile [Time has come]
Lala [Sleep]
Lala kahle [Sleep well]

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

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My little darling
Don't fear my little darling
My little darling
Don't fear my little darling

Ingonyama ilele [The lion sleeps]
(Repeat to fade)







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