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The Lion Sleeps Tonight

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"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is a title based upon conjecture.

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"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (also known as "Wimoweh") was the nineteenth song on Mr Crane's CD which he asked a technician to play to cover up the noise of homeless humans being converted into Cybermen. (TV: Rise of the Cybermen)

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  • "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is a song — originally from South Africa — that has been published under a number of different names. The two most famous English-language recordings were the 1952 "Wimoweh" by The Weavers and "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", as originally recorded by The Tokens in 1961. The name for the 1961 version has become arguably the more dominant in English, if only because of the song's inclusion in The Lion King. The song was not credited in the end credits of Rise of the Cybermen and dialogue only calls it "track number 19" — however, the version used in the episode is Tight Fit's 1982 cover.

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