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Mbube
Miriam Makeba Lyrics


Njalo Ekuseni Uya Waletha Amathamsanqa

Yebo!

Amathamsanqa

Mbube

Uyimbube

Uyimbube

Uyimbube

(repeat 2 times)

Uyimbube

Uyimbube Mama We


He! He! He! He!

Uyimbube Mama


We We We We We We

Uyimbube

Uyimbube



Kusukela Kudala Kuloku Kuthiwa

Uyimbube

Uyimbube Mama



Every Morning You Bring Us Good Luck

Yes!

Good Luck


Lion

You're A Lion

You're A Lion

You're A Lion

(repeat 2 times)



You're A Lion

You're A Lion, Mama!



Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

You're A Lion, Mama


Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh

You're A Lion

You're A Lion


Long, Long Ago People Used To Say

You're A Lion

You're A Lion, Mama

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The Rain Shimmers

The song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” which is originally called “Mbube,” was written by a South African janitor in the 1920s. Pete Seeger explained that the song is folk lore about the 'sleeping-king' Shaka, Warrior King of the Zulus. Shaka the Lion, who heroically resisted the armies of the European colonizers, is supposed not to be dead but only sleeping and will one day awaken and return to lead his oppressed people to freedom. I lived in Senegal. This IS their yearning for freedom.

Dr. Moesha M.D.

@Jocelyne Millien Yes but only US BLACKS can save ourselves from the white folks by uniting. Folklore can’t do it

Jocelyne Millien

I definitely agree with what you said. Yes. The Lion will wake up one day to save his people. The spirit of Shaka remains.

Martin van der Hoek

The Rain Shimmers, thank for posting this 7 years ago

Scotty Crawford

WONDERFUL and important explanation which I'd never heard before. Thank you!

all things natural

she makes me so proud to be South African

Julia Lucas

Yes, and she makes me proud to be African ... A true Queen ❤️❤️❤️👑👑👑

SF

+Fran J. Vila Yes so insulting!! They don't get it ha ha

Fran J. Vila

Forget it. I was angry because people asociate Miriam with the tacky Disney's Musical "The Lion King". People are funny... ¬¬

Feel you proud of what you are and you do, but what other people are and do.

tewa coy

@Fran J. Vila You might want to re_write that post again,its in an English not yet understood.

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