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Robert John - The Lion Sleeps Tonight / Janet FLAC album

Performer: Robert John
Genre: Soul and Funk music / Pop music
Title: The Lion Sleeps Tonight / Janet
Country: France
Released: 1971
FLAC version ZIP size: 1265 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1369 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1945 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 398

The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is a song originally written and recorded by Solomon Linda under the title "Mbube" for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939. Linda's original was written in Zulu, while the English version's lyrics were written by George David Weiss. The song was adapted and covered internationally by many pop and folk revival artists in the 1950s and 1960s, including the Weavers, Jimmy Dorsey, Yma Sumac, Miriam Makeba, and the Kingston Trio

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight (оригинал Robert John). Лев сегодня спит (перевод Аня Светлейшая из Сочи). Near the village the peaceful village the lion sleeps tonight. Near the village the quiet village the lion sleeps tonight. repeat wimoweh chorus). повтор вимове с вокалом). Hush my darling, don’t fear my darling. The lion sleeps tonight. Молчи, родная, и не бойся. Молчи, родная, и успокойся.

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You’re a lion! inspired by an incident in the Birds’ collective Zulu boyhood when they chased lions that were stalking their father’s cattle. The Tokens knew Wimoweh through their lead singer, Jay, who’d learned it off an old Weavers album. It was one of the songs they’d sung when they auditioned for Huge and Luge, their nickname for the hotshot Italians. The producers said, yeah, great, but what’s it about? Eating lions, said the Tokens. That’s what some joker at the South African consulate had told them, at any rate: It was a Zulu hunting song with lyrics that went, Hush, hush. Smith said, Holy shit, this is great, or words to that effect, and put The Lion Sleeps Tonight on heavy rotation. The song broke out regionally, hit the national charts in November and reached Number One in four giant strides. Within a month, Karl Denver’s cover was Number One in England, too.

Notes: Based on a South African Zulu song, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" previously charted for the Weavers in 1952 (as "Wimoweh") and topped the charts for the Tokens in 1961. It later recharted for the Tokens in 1994. Top pick album that includes this song: Super Hits Of The '70s: Have a Nice Day, Vol. 16 - Various Artists - Rhino Records. com MP3 Store has an audio clip of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube)" by Robert John on the album listed below.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube)
Arranged By – Hank MedressWritten By – Linda-Peretti-Cretore-Weiss-Stanton-Campbell
B Janet
Arranged By – Mitchell Margo*Written-By – Ardith Polley


  • Producer – Dave Appell, Hank Medress

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
10 136, No 10 136 Robert John The Lion Sleeps Tonight ‎(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic 10 136, No 10 136 France 1972
45-2846 Robert John The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube) ‎(7", Single, MO) Atlantic 45-2846 US 1971
N-28-120 Robert John The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube) / Janet ‎(7", Single) Atlantic N-28-120 Portugal 1972
45-2846 Robert John The Lion Sleeps Tonight ‎(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Atlantic 45-2846 US 1971
45-2846 Robert John The Lion Sleeps Tonight ‎(7", Single) Atlantic 45-2846 US 1971