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The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel

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 Capo 2nd Fret
 Timing: 4/4
 Arranged By: Helmut Bickel
 Audio File From: Helmut Bickel’s Tutorial
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Intro:
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   G               C               G           D
      _   _   _       _   _   _     _             _   _
   | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|---------------|---------------|-----------|-------------|
B|-----0-------0-|-1-0-----------|-0---------|---------3---|
G|-0-2-----2-----|-----2---0---2-|-----------|-2---2-------|
D|---0-------0---|---2-------0---|---0-0-0-0-|---0-------0-|
A|---------------|-3-----3-------|-----------|-------------|
E|-3-----3-------|---------------|-3---3-3-3-|-2-----2-----|
   Weeheeheehee dee heeheeheehee    weeoh aweem away

   G               C               G           D
      _   _   _       _   _   _     _             _   _
   | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|---------------|---------------|-----------|-------------|
B|-----0-------0-|-1-0-----------|-0---------|---------3---|
G|-0-2-----2-----|-----2---0---2-|-----------|-2---2-------|
D|---0-------0---|---2-------0---|---0-0-0-0-|---0-------0-|
A|---------------|-3-----3-------|-----------|-------------|
E|-3-----3-------|---------------|-3---3-3-3-|-2-----2-----|
   Weeheeheehee dee heeheeheehee    weeoh aweem away


Chorus:
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   G                 C                 G                 D
    _ _   _   _       _ _   _   _       _ _   _   _       _ _   _   _
   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0---1-1-1-1-1-1-|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0---------------|
G|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0---2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D|-------0-------0-|-------2-------2-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|
A|-----------------|---3-------3-----|-----------------|-----------------|
E|---3-------3-----|-----------------|---3-------3-----|---2-------2-----|
   A-weema-weh ...   A-weema-weh ...   A-weema-weh ...  A-weema-weh  ...

   G                 C                 G                 D
    _ _   _   _       _ _   _   _       _ _   _   _       _ _   _   _
   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0---1-1-1-1-1-1-|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0---------------|
G|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0---2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D|-------0-------0-|-------2-------2-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|
A|-----------------|---3-------3-----|-----------------|-----------------|
E|---3-------3-----|-----------------|---3-------3-----|---2-------2-----|
   A-weema-weh ...   A-weema-weh ...   A-weema-weh ...  A-weema-weh  ...


Verses:
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   G               C               G               D
      _   _   _       _   _   _     _   _   _         _   _
   | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|---------------|---------------|---------------|-------------|
B|-----0-------0-|-1-0-----------|-0---------0---|---------3---|
G|-0-2-----2-----|-----2---0---2-|---2---0-------|-2---2-------|
D|---0-------0---|---2-------0---|-----0-------0-|---0-------0-|
A|---------------|-3-----3-------|---------------|-------------|
E|-3-----3-------|---------------|-3-------3-----|-2-----2-----|
1. In the jungle the mighty jungle   the lion sleeps tonight
2. Near the village the peaceful village the lion sleeps tonight
3. Hush my darling dont fear my darling the lion sleeps tonight

   G               C               G               D
      _   _   _       _   _   _     _   _   _         _   _
   | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|---------------|---------------|---------------|-------------|
B|-3-0-----0---3-|-1-0-----------|-0---------0---|---------3---|
G|-0---2---------|-----2---0---2-|---2---0-------|-2---2-------|
D|---0-------0---|---2-------0---|-----0-------0-|---0-------0-|
A|---------------|-3-----3-------|---------------|-------------|
E|-3-----3-------|---------------|-3-------3-----|-2-----2-----|
1. In the jungle the quiet jungle    the lion sleeps tonight
2. Near the village the quiet    village the lion sleeps tonight
3. Hush my darling don't fear my darling the lion sleeps tonight

    G             C             G           D
      _   _         _   _       _             _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-----------|-------------|
B|-3-------3---|---1-3---1---|-0---------|---------3---|
G|-----0-------|-------------|-----------|-2---2-------|
D|---0-------0-|---2-------2-|---0-0-0-0-|---0-------0-|
A|-------------|-3-----3-----|-----------|-------------|
E|-3-----3-----|-------------|-3---3-3-3-|-2-----2-----|
1. ...
2. ...
3. ...

    G             C             G           D
      _   _         _   _       _             _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-----------|-------------|
B|-3-------3---|---1-3---1---|-0---------|---------3---|
G|-----0-------|-------------|-----------|-2---2-------|
D|---0-------0-|---2-------2-|---0-0-0-0-|---0-------0-|
A|-------------|-3-----3-----|-----------|-------------|
E|-3-----3-----|-------------|-3---3-3-3-|-2-----2-----|
1. ...                                           ... to Chorus
2. ...                                           ... to Chorus
3. ...                                           ... to Chorus


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Lyrics & Chords:
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Intro:
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G             C               G           D
Weeheeheehee dee heeheeheehee weeoh aweem away
G             C               G           D
Weeheeheehee dee heeheeheehee weeoh aweem away


Chorus:
------
G               C               G               D
A-weema-weh ... A-weema-weh ... A-weema-weh ... A-weema-weh  ...
G               C               G               D
A-weema-weh ... A-weema-weh ... A-weema-weh ... A-weema-weh  ...


Verse 1:
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G               C
In the jungle, the mighty jungle
    G            D
The lion sleeps tonight
G               C
In the jungle the quiet jungle
    G            D
The lion sleeps tonight


Chorus


Verse 2:
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Near the village, the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight
Near the village, the quiet village
The lion sleeps tonight


Chorus


Verse 3:
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Hush, my darling, don't fear, my darling,
The lion sleeps tonight
Hush, my darling, don't fear, my darling,
The lion sleeps tonight


Chorus & Outro:
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Wah oh oh, wah oh oh, wah oh wimoweh
Weeheeheehee dee heeheeheehee weeoh aweem away
Weeheeheehee dee heeheeheehee weeoh aweem away
        
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The Lion Sleeps Tonight... - Helmut Bickel
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel
This version of the song is arranged By: Helmut Bickel

For Fingerstyle Guitar & Ukulele Tab, visit Helmut Bickel's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/helmutbickel/videos

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"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is a song originally written and recorded by Solomon Linda under the title "Mbube" for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939. Linda's original was written in Zulu, while the English version's lyrics were written by George David Weiss. The song was adapted and covered internationally by many pop and folk revival artists in the 1950s and 1960s, including Henri Salvador, 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 millions in royalties from cover versions and film licensing. The pop group Tight Fit had a number one hit in the UK with the song in 1982.

Audio: The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight... - Helmut Bickel




The Lion Sleeps Tonight... - Helmut Bickel
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 12/11/2020
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