Lyric discussion by yonatant 

Folks, don't look for too much hidden meaning, other than "you are safe in bed, and nothing can harm you now". It is a simple African lullaby (always traditionally a popular form of song in Africa). And yes, it was written by Solomon Linda, who at the time was a messenger for a large record company in Johannesburg.He sold it to them for a nominal fee, around 100 pounds (which, to him at the time must have seemed like a fortune). In later years his descendants have successfully sued for back royalties and been paid out millions.

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