RWilk85411 wrote: > > In a message dated 4/10/99 10:42:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time, > lcosgrov writes: > > << Hi Maggie, > > The oldie you're thinking of is called "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", a one-hit > wonder > by the Tokens. > > Louise in PA > >> > The Kingston Trio also recorded this song. Might be easier to find, if you're > looking. > Reatha
Here I am on my African hobby horse again.
This song, in the form that The Tokens sang it, still makes many
Africans, especially Zulus, furious.
This song was originally a praise song for King Shaka, and the word
"owemowey" is actually "imbube" which means a male lion. This is how
Shaka is referred to in praise songs.
Also, lions do not live in rain forests but on the savannah.
Sorry for venting, but I get very upset when people take things they
know nothing about and what they present gets taken as fact.
Tracey in Durban , South Africa
(BTW I was born and spent most of my childhood in Zululand)