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Welcome to Retroville! It's 1961!
In 1961, The Tokens recorded The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Rapidly reaching number 1 on Billboard's Charts, the song would come out in the top twenty for 1961.

The Lyrics:

A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh

In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle the quiet 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

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