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'Lion King' Stage Actor

Theme Song Mystery Solved

The Opening Lyrics Are ...

11/17/2013 7:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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It's "The Circle of Life" and the lyrics confuse us all ... but the lady who plays Rafiki in the stage version of "The Lion King" is ready to change that. 

Everyone's tried singing the African chant at the beginning of the movie's theme song -- and it turns out they've all been belting the wrong lyrics.

Brown Lindiwe Mkhize -- aka Rafiki -- tried teaching our camera guy how to sing the opening of "Circle" correctly during an event in L.A. yesterday.

Watch the video to see how well that worked. Then try it yourself.  You know you want to.

12 COMMENTS

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1.

Azi    

I don't know the words to that song, but if I'm lucky I will feel the love tonight.

159 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

the lady who plays Rafiki in the stage version of "The Lion King".................I AM GLAD TO SEE THE BEAUTIFUL AND SEXY OSCAR-NOMINATED GABOUREY SIDIBE IS STILL WORKING....

159 days ago
3.

GarrettG    

Meh, Hakkuna Matata will always be my favorite from that movie.

159 days ago
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slobeachbum101    

Pink Pajamas, Penguins on the bottom.....

159 days ago
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Aenwyn    

She seems sweet. I love her accent :)

158 days ago

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