Imbube (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
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Music:Unknown
Performed By:  Lebo M.
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(The "proper" title for this song is "Imbube", though it usually refered 
to as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight")

About the arrangement used in The Lion King Broadway musical:
 - Lyrics and revised music by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti,
   and Luigi Creatore
 - Additional lyrics by Lebo M
 - Arranged by Mark Mancina and Jay Rifkin
 - Probably (C) ???? Walt Disney Music Company

([] indicates translation of Zulu)


Lala kahle				[Sleep well]
In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight

(Chorus)
Imbube

Ingonyama ifile				[The lion's in peace]
Ingonyama ilele				[The lion sleeps]
Thula					[Hush]

Near the village, the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight
Near the village, the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight

(Chorus)

Ingonyama ilele				(The lion sleeps)

Hush my darling, don't fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight
Hush my darling, don't fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight

He, ha helelemama			[He, ha helelemama]
Ohi'mbube				[lion]

(Chorus)

Ixesha lifikile				[Time has come]
Lala					[Sleep]
Lala kahle				[Sleep well]

Near the village, the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight
Near the village, the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight

(Chorus)

My little darling
Don't fear my little darling
My little darling
Don't fear my little darling

Ingonyama ilele				[The lion sleeps]
(Repeat to fade)
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