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The Lion Sleeps Tonight 🦁 .
“In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle the quiet jungle
The lion sleeps tonight”
I’m sure most of us have come across this song at least once in our lives and if you happen to be South African, I’m absolutely certain you know this song off by heart! The song was written by a man named Solomon Linda, who was a cattle herder in the Zulu heartlands of South Africa. Everyone who has heard the song would categorize it as a happy song with no hint of unpleasantness at all. However, the song isn’t as perfect as you may have originally thought. He wrote the song to highlight the challenges of his life as a cattle herder in a truly Wild Africa.
The song essentially is about the lion preying on Solomon’s cattle, which obviously isn’t a great situation for a cattle herder!
So next time you hear this song whilst watching the lion king, you’ll know the true meaning behind a truly great song!