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Marsh family from Faversham sing about takeaways in new lockdown spoof of The Lion Sleeps Tonight

A musical Kent family have released another spoof lockdown song - in which they sing about takeaways.

The Marshes, from Faversham, have recorded their own rendition of hit The Lion Sleeps Tonight, famous for its inclusion in Disney's The Lion King.

In their version, entitled 'The Buy-in Eats Tonight', they sing about the lazy eating habits many of us have developed during lockdown.

In the song's YouTube description, the family say: "We felt we should own up to how much we’ve been relying on takeaway food as one of the few treats we can muster during lockdown."

The Marshes took to singing about things people had been complaining about at the start of the first coronavirus lockdown last year.

People across the country instantly fell in love with their rendition of Les Misérables song One Day More as it became KentOnline's most read story last year.

They became a viral sensation and made headlines across the world, and have gone on to record several more hits.

The Marsh family, in the video for their latest lockdown song. Picture: The Marsh Family/YouTube
The Marsh family, in the video for their latest lockdown song. Picture: The Marsh Family/YouTube

As the coronavirus vaccination programme gathered speed last month, they released a rendition of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, reworked as 'Have the New Jab'.

Earlier this month, they were back with a rendition of Bonnie's Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart named 'Totally Fixed Where We Are', which generated praise from famous faces including former rugby player Mike Tindall and TV host Ben Shephard, who called it "the best yet".

Their latest song, released today, sees University of Kent history lecturer Dr Ben Marsh, his wife Danielle, and children Alfie, Thomas, Ella, and Tess, longingly sing "we need a takeaway" in place of the usual chorus of "a-wimoweh".

Mum Danielle then sings: "It's a struggle, a mighty struggle, to cook them tea tonight.

"In the tunnel, the lockdown tunnel, the food can be the light."

Writing on YouTube, the Marshes highlight the history of song, which was originally written and recorded in 1939 by Solomon Linda as 'Mbube', meaning "lion" in Zulu.

It was later covered by bands including The Weavers and The Tokens, and is famous for its inclusion in Disney's 1994 film The Lion King.

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