Wimoweh

Originally written by
Language
Undetermined
Adapted from
Mbube written by Solomon Linda
Comments
Pete Seeger of The Weavers copied "Mbube" note for note, but he didn't understand "Uyimbube, uyimbube", so he made "Wimoweh" of it. At this stage the song is credited to Paul Campbell but this person is purely ficticious. For more information read "Where Does the Lion Sleep Tonight?" by Rian Malan.
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1975 First release