Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

A recounting of the fascinating history of the song, along with some legal lessons about international differences in copyright law, courtesy of Mark Steyn.

My main memory around this song concerns the talent show we had in sixth grade (or was it fifth?) wherein Becky Frier and Pam Johnson (and maybe someone else), who were among the girls to mature the earliest in our cohort, did an interpretive dance to this song as their contribution to the show. I remember thinking that they were somehow too old for the rest of us.

Hat tip: Nat Wilcox

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