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The Lion Sleeps Tonight Tab

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Key = F
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[Lyrics]

In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight.
In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight.

Near the village, the peaceful village, the lion sleeps tonight.
Near the village, the quiet village, 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.

A wimoweh, a wimoweh, a wimoweh, a wimoweh,
A wimoweh, a wimoweh, a wimoweh, a wimoweh


[Chords]

Very simple - a standard repeating 4 bar chord progression
for the whole song
| F    | Bb    | F    | C    |


[Melody/harmonies/instrumental]

This is the structure of the song.
The various patterns are recorded below.

Intro  [Pattern A] [x2]
“A wimoweh...”  [Pattern B] [x2]
“in the jungle...”  [Pattern C]
“A wimoweh...”  [Pattern D] [x2]
“Near the village...”  [Pattern C]
“A wimoweh...”  [Pattern D] [x2]
Flute/vocal instrumental  [Pattern E] [x2]
“Hush my darling...”  [Pattern C]
“A wimoweh...”  [Pattern D] [x2]
Outro  [Pattern A] [x2]

[A]
   1   2   3   4 (etc)
|e|------5-------5-|6---5-----------|5---------------|----------------|
|B|6---8-----8-----|------8---6---8-|----------------|----------------|
|G|----------------|----------------|--5---5---5-5---|(5)-------------|
|D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|  F                Bb               F                C

[B]
(swing rhythm)
      1   2   3   4 (etc)
|e---|--5-5-----5-5---|--6-6-----6-6---|--5-5-----5-5---|--3-3-----3-3---|
|B-6-|6-----6-6-----6-|6-----6-6-----6-|6-----6-6-----6-|5-----5-5----(5)|
|G---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|D---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|A---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|E---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|     F                Bb               F                C
|e---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|B---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|G-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5(5)|
|D---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|A---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|E---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


[C]
   1   2   3   4 (etc)
|e|------5-------5-|6---5-----------|5---------5-----|----------------|
|B|6---8-----8-----|------8---6---8-|--8---6-----8---|(8)-------------|
|G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|  F                Bb               F                C


|e|8---5-----5---8-|6---5-----------|5---------5-----|----------------|
|B|------8---------|------8---6---8-|--8---6-----8---|(8)-------------|
|G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|  F                Bb               F                C
|e|--------5-------|6---------------|--------5/3-----|--------8-------|
|B|------------6---|----------------|----6-------6---|8---------------|
|G|----5-----------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

[D]
(swing rhythm)
      1   2   3   4 (etc)
|e---|--5-5-----5-5---|--6-6-----6-6---|--5-5-----5-5---|--3-3-----3-3---|
|B-6-|6-----6-6-----6-|6-----6-6-----6-|6-----6-6-----6-|5-----5-5----(5)|
|G---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|D---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|A---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|E---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|     F                Bb               F                C
|e---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|B---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|G-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5(5)|
|D---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|A---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|E---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|
|e---|8---------------|8-6---8-6-----5-|----------------|----------------|
|B---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|G---|----------------|----------------|5---5---5-5-----|----------------|
|D---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|A---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|E---|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

[E]
(swing rhythm)
   1   2   3   4 (etc)
|e|----------------|---/5-----------|----------------|---/5-------------|
|B|----------------|------8-6-5-----|----------------|------8-6-5-------|
|G|(5)-------------|------------7-5-|----------------|------------7-5-|5|
|D|----------------|----------------|8---------------|------------------|
|A|----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
|E|----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
|  C                F                Bb               F               (C)
|e|----------------|----------------|------------10--|8----------------|
|B|--------5---8---|6---------------|--------11------|-----------------|
|G|----5-----------|----------------|----10----------|-----------------|
|D|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|A|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|E|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|
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