The Lion Sleeps Tonight

ZEBRAs' threesome
above: ZEBRA’s security position, photo by my daughter
lyrics by Salomon, 1939 (see below in the comments):
“In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight

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

two of us

“Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle: When the sun comes up, you’d better be running.” [Anon] – quotation, found via Elizabeth Obih-Frank, read more at https://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/african-wisdom/

related:
http://marinakanavaki.com/2013/08/10/world-lion-day-2013/
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About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

30 responses to “The Lion Sleeps Tonight

  1. So sweet! Used to sing this by way of the Weavers by record player as a little girl! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Not (!) the earliest version (1951):
    Wimoweh Mbube Lion Sleeps Tonight

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  4. Miriam Makeba (R.I.P.):

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  5. I love that song myself…:-)
    I love the way the zebra are lying in a “wheel” shape…must be so they can be watching all angles…

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    • yes, they are looking into three different directions – so the group is safe – a security standard: that is even our cat’s behaviour and goal, if we make a “tea for two”: she joins the group building that kind of triangle (“wheel shape” as you say)

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  6. Jungle is one of my all time favorites songs. Your rendition is so cute and fun. The hippos version has changed that song for me forever. I LOVE IT! Thanks! 🙂

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  7. Solomon Linda’s Original Evening Birds –
    Mbube (ORIGINAL VERSION OF WIMOWEH)
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    Elizabeth Obih-Frank
    http://eof737.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/memories-the-lion-sleeps-tonight/
    found this very old (first? 1939) version:

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  8. One of my favorite songs when it first came out. A catchy tune
    that you just want to sing along with. Great post …

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  9. rommel

    😀 Nice song, quote and caption!

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  10. One of my favorite songs! I have fond memories of listening to it with my dad. 🙂

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  11. Gorgeous photos, and I love that song. I used to teach it to my school pupils. 🙂

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  12. Awesome, this takes me way back to Africa! You and your daughter make a good pair of singers! 🙂

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  13. Reblogged this on scrapydo and commented:
    I had to re-blog it. This is one of my most favorite songs

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  14. This song comes from the heart and goes to the heart
    In all versions
    Simple and great

    And the africa wisdom is brutal but real
    Thats the life

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  15. Excellent choice of photo [the zebras] and -as always- great interpretation, Frizz!

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  16. This is so great and such a great quote! I love it! 😀 Z

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  17. I LOVE this song! I like your rendition. It is unique and skillfully done.

    It’s funny, ever since Disney’s Lion King came out, the vision of Pumbaa and Timon singing the song pops into my head every time I hear it.

    Great photos!

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  18. TY for the mention.. As you know, it is a favorite in our home. 😉

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  19. What a talented family you have, Frizz!
    🙂

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  20. Nice post … my four-year old son loves this song. I hear it on a weekly basis 🙂

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  21. What a relief for those zebras!

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  22. Stunning capture of the Zebras! And tI love the song and quote.

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