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“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” . . . . . Now available in Chord/Melody format as arranged by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . Contained in the Chord/Melody eBook TWO (now reduced to just $20.00) . . . Check out the Christmas Chord melody ebook

April 20, 2016

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Original recording by The Tokens

The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, also known as “Wimoweh”, “Wimba Way” or “Awimbawe”, is a song written and recorded originally by Solomon Linda with the Evening Birds[1] for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939, under the title “Mbube”. Composed in Zulu, it was adapted and covered internationally by many 1950s pop and folk revival artists, including the Weavers, Jimmy Dorsey, Yma Sumac, Miriam Makeba and the Kingston Trio. In 1961, it became a number one hit in the United States as adapted in English with the best-known version by the doo-wop group the Tokens. It went on to earn at least US$15 million in royalties from cover versions and film licensing.

The Lion Sleeps Tonight is an ideal song for a Chord/Melody formatted ukulele arrangement.  Chord/Melody format is played quite simply by just brushing the thumb over the strings and the melody automatically presents itself.  There is very little barringin this piece. . . Below is a short excerpt from the beginning of this arrangement.

Lion Music 1

To add a bit of variety to this arrangement I introduce a Key Change also known as a TRANSPOSITION. . . Here it is entering at the 17th measure.

Transposition Bar 17

“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is contained in the Chord/Melody eBook THREE.  It can be purchased by making a payment of just $20.00 through the paypal button on the Ukulele Mike website: Once purchased it will be personally emailed to you within the day 


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Once purchased, it will be personally emailed to you within the day.

Each Chord/Melody collection can be purchased separately for just $20.00 or all together at a new Combo “TRILOGY” discount of just $50.00

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