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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for The Lion Sleeps Tonight that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
A weem a way, A weem a way
Original Lyrics:
A-wimoweh, A-wimoweh
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
A wimba her
Original Lyrics:
A-weema-weh
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
A window wake
Original Lyrics:
A-Wimoweh
Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
A wing-o-wet, a wing-o-wet
Original Lyrics:
A-wimoweh, A-wimoweh
Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
A- Weat, A What, A Weat a What
Original Lyrics:
A-wimoweh, A-wimoweh
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
A-hump-away, a-hump-away
Original Lyrics:
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
A weed-a-wack
or
A-weem-o-wack
or
A-weem-o-wack
Original Lyrics:
A-wimoweh
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
A-wing-a-wack, A-wing-a-wack
Original Lyrics:
A-wimoweh, A-wimoweh
This song was adapted from the African folk tune 'Wimoweh'.
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
A-wmoweh
Original Lyrics:
Mbube
The Tokens misheard the original African lyrics. 'Mbube' means 'lion'.
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
America, America
Original Lyrics:
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ee-e-e-um-um-a-weh
or
Weeeeeeee, uh-we love marmalade
Original Lyrics:
Weee-wi-mo-mo-a-weh
Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Goliath sleeps tonight.
Original Lyrics:
The lion sleeps tonight.
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I swing a web, I swing a web
or
I spin a web, I spin a web
Original Lyrics:
A-wimoweh, A-wimoweh
Spider-Man reference.
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wet my bed. I wet my bed. I wet my bed.
Original Lyrics:
A-wimoweh. A-wimoweh. A-wimoweh.
Robert John's, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I win, I win, I win, I win
Original Lyrics:
A wimoweh, a wimoweh
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wing my web, i wing my web
Original Lyrics:
A-wimoweh, A-wimoweh
The Lion sleeps tonight is one of my favorite songs, but i could never tell what the lyrics were. Thank you for posting the proper ones.
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm on my way
Original Lyrics:
A-wimoweh, A-wimoweh
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm on my way
Original Lyrics:
Oh-mum-oh-weh
Does anybody know what "oh-mum-oh-weh" means?
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I-wee-my-way, I-wee-my-way
Original Lyrics:
A-wimoweh, A-wimoweh
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the jungle, the mighty jungle
Orion sleeps tonight.
Original Lyrics:
In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight.
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mbube, Mbube
Original Lyrics:
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
Pronounced EEM-boo-beh, which means "the lion”.
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Meee... meee-eee-eee-ee, mum mum a-away
Original Lyrics:
Wee...wee-oh, wee-oh, wee-oh wom oh-weh
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
My ding a ling my ding a ling
Original Lyrics:
A-wimoweh. A-wimoweh. A-wimoweh.
Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
My weiner's wet, my weiner's wet
Original Lyrics:
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
My wiener's wet, my wiener's wet!
Original Lyrics:
A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh!
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
My wings are wet
My wings are wet.
Original Lyrics:
A-wimoweh
A-wimoweh.
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh hamanak
Original Lyrics:
A-wimoweh
Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Orain sleeps tonight.
Original Lyrics:
The lion sleeps tonight.
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wash my darling
Do fear my darling
Orain sleeps tonight.
Original Lyrics:
Hush, my darling
Don't fear, my darling
The lion sleeps tonight.
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wash my dolly
Original Lyrics:
Hush, my darling
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
We all mum away.
Original Lyrics:
Ee-e-e-oh-mum-oh-weh
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Whee, oh wee oh wee, I'm on my way.
Original Lyrics:
Wee...wee-oh, wee-oh, wee-oh wom oh-weh.
The Tokens', "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wheel, wheel, wheel yo' Mom away!
Original Lyrics:
Wee...wee-oh, wee-oh, wee-oh wom oh-weh

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