Mbube was an African and Mexican rhythm song written and performed by Solomon Linda. The song reached the United States where it sounded like Wimoweh. The Weavers recorded the song under this Americanized title and had a smash hit with it. By 1960, lyrics were added and The Tokens took the song, as The Lion Sleeps Tonight, to number one. The Lion Sleeps Tonight hit number one again by Robert John. Later, They Might Be Giants reworked the song as The Guitar, then Baha Men borrowed extensively from it for You All Dat.