The lyrics of The Lion Sleeps Tonight are short
and simple (you'll find
them below). But the melody and harmony of the African song, originally
called "Mbube", took the world by storm. It's many different versions
and interpretations range from funky to breathtakingly touching.
Here's a beautiful version sung by the Soweto Gospel Choir. What do you
think? As for me, I get goosebumps every time I hear the harmonies of
South African voices...
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