South African Songs: “Mbube” | “Wimoweh” — Ladysmith Black Mambazo | “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” | Lyrics2 min read

Best South African Songs Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Mint Juleps The Lion Sleeps Tonight (With Lyrics)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Mint Juleps The Lion Sleeps Tonight (With Lyrics)

Lyrics Mbube (Wimoweh): Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Ladysmith Black Mambazo | Mint Juleps “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”)

A family lived close to the jungle
At the end of the day they all sit together around the fire
They have their supper and relax and talk a little
The youngest boy becomes afraid

He hears all the sounds of the wild animals in the forest
Cheetahs, wolves jackals and lions
He starts crying at the darkness
And wild sounds that fill him with fear

Then his mother takes him in her arms
And sings to him
The family is always strong together
They protect one another

Grandparents, his father and mother
Uncles, aunts, cousins brothers and sisters
They all join and sing together
Soon he falls asleep, only the beautiful song fills his ears

Mbube, mbube, mbube, mbube
Mbube, mbube, mbube, mbube

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

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

Mbube, mbube, mbube, mbube
Mbube, mbube, mbube, mbube
Mbube, mbube, mbube, mbube
Mbube, mbube, mbube, mbube

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

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

Mbube, mbube, mbube, mbube
Mbube, mbube, mbube, mbube

Mbube

Who Is The Song Writer of Mbube (Wimoweh) | The Lion Sleeps Tonight?

Songwriters: George David Weiss / Hugo E. Peretti / Luigi Creatore

Music Video Mbube (Wimoweh) | The Lion Sleeps Tonight?

About Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo are a South African male choral group singing in the local vocal styles of isicathamiya and mbube. They became known internationally after singing with Paul Simon on his 1986 album Graceland, and have won multiple awards, including five Grammy Awards,[1] dedicating their fifth Grammy to the late former President Nelson Mandela [Source]

What does Ladysmith Black Mambazo mean?

Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Ladysmith is a South African township, Black Mambazo means black axe) is part of the time-honored tradition of South African Zulu male choral music called isicathamiya (derived from the Zulu word meaning “to walk or step on one’s toes lightly”) that transformed Zulu acapella [Source]

How many members are in Ladysmith Black Mambazo?

Ten members
The ten members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo were the best-selling group in the Union of South Africa. After their participation in Paul Simon’s 1986 Graceland album and tour, they became popular recording artists in the United States and worldwide. [Source]


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