The Lion Sleeps Tonight Printable Lyrics – PDF

“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is widely known by The Tokens, the American vocal group singing in the African-American style called “woo-dop”. In our days it became popular from Disney’s animated film The Lion King. Its composer is the South African musician Solomon Popoli Linda.

Τhe original name of the song was Mbube, which in Zulu -the language in which Linda wrote the song – means “lion”. The first record was released by Linda for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939. The English lyrics were written by George David Weiss. It is in 1960 that The Tokens recorded it under the title “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, which became a No.1 hit in the U.S.A.

Apart from The Tokens many other artists adapted the song, sometimes under the tittle “Wimoweh”. Among them are Yma Sumac, Brian Eno, The Mavericks, Billy Joel & Jimmy Fallon, Passengers, Henri Salavdor, Jimmy Dorsey, Kingston Trio and many others.

On this page you can find lyrics, a printable lyrics PDF file for free download plus two sing-along videos. We are sure that this lovely song will cheer you up – enjoy!

 

Printable Lyrics PDF

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Lyrics

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

(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)

In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle, the quiet jungle
The lion sleeps tonight.

(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)

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

(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)

Hush my darling, don’t fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight
Hush my darling, don’t fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight.

(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)

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

 

Sing-along Video

The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Remastered)

 

Sing-along Video with Lyrics

The Lion Sleeps Tonight Lyrics

 

For listening to our Orff arrangement of the song and downloading for free the corresponding Printable PDF files, click on the button:

 

 

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