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This article is about the Festival of The Lion King song.
You may be looking for the Lebo M song, the stage musical song, or the 2019 song.


The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Festival of The Lion King)
FOTLK album
Attribution information
Composer

Solomon Linda

Lyricist

   Solomon Linda
   Hugo Peretti
   Luigi Creatore
   George David Weiss
   Albert Stanton

Performers

   Kevin Schon
   Montego Glover
   Tim Cain
   Philip Lawrence
   Holly Whitaker
   Cameron King

Release information
Released

2001

Track

7

Length

2:28

Albums

Festival of The Lion King

Appearances

Festival of The Lion King

Samples
Versions

Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip ArtThe Lion Sleeps Tonight (Festival of The Lion King).ogg 

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is a song composed by Solomon Linda. It plays during the Festival of The Lion King attraction. It was released in 2001 as part of the attraction's soundtrack.

Lyrics

Simba: (spoken)
And now, everybody
It's time for you to join in the fun
As we kick off our celebration finale
The natives are getting restless
Let's have a party!

Chorus:
Hey-um-ah
A-wim-o-weh, a-wim-o-weh
A-wim-o-weh, a-wim-o-weh
A-wim-o-weh, a-wim-o-weh
A-wim-o-weh, a-wim-o-weh
(Hey-um-ah-a-wim-o-weh)
A-wim-o-weh, a-wim-o-weh
A-wim-o-weh, a-wim-o-weh
A-wim-o-weh, a-wim-o-weh
A-wim-o-weh, a-wim-o-weh

A-wim-o-weh, a-wim-o-weh
A-wim-o-weh, a-wim-o-weh

Singer:
Hee-eee-eee-eee
Ee-e-e-um-um-a-weh
(A-wim-o-weh, a-wim-o-weh)

Hum-a-wim-o-weh
Hum-a-wim-o-weh
A-wim-o-weh, a-wim-o-weh
A-wim-o-weh, a-wim-o-weh

Timon: (spoken)
Step aside
Outta the way
Professional artiste coming through
Mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi...

Timon:
In the jungle
The mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle
The quiet jungle
The lion sleeps tonight

Singer:
Hee-eee-eee-eee
Ee-e-e-um-um-a-weh

Hee-eee-eee-eee
Ee-e-e-um-um-a-weh

Timon:
Hush, my darling
Don't fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight

Singer:
I said a-hush, my darling
Don't fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight

Timon:
One more time!

Singer:
Whoa-o-whoa
Whoa-o-whoa
Whoa-o-wim-o-weh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Whoa-o-whoa
Whoa-o-whoa
Whoa-o-wim-o-weh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Wim-o-weh

Chorus:
Wim-o-wim-o-weh

Singer:
Wim-o-weh

Timon: (spoken)
Give yourselves a big hand
You did a great job
Especially you
You were perfect!


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