OTB Latenight – The Tokens

Dodd Harris
About Dodd Harris
Dodd, who used to run a blog named ipse dixit, is an attorney, a veteran of the United States Navy, and a fairly good poker player. He contributed over 650 pieces to OTB between May 2007 and September 2013. Follow him on Twitter @Amuk3.


  1. sam says:

    Ummm. I can’t get it to load. I’m assuming it’s “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, no? The first time I heard that song was on the Kingston Trio’s first album, Live from the Hungry i. For the Tokens, it was the B side of a 45 they released, and it’s success caught them by surprise. I heard a bit on NPR a few years ago about the song. Iirc, it was written around 1937 in South Africa by a famous Zulu songwriter. (I just googled it. It was written in 1939. Check out the Wiki page.)