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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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| (n)  Ghost note
| /    Slide up    

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