Kum Ba Ya- Free Sheet Music

Click Here for Christian Sheet Music!Whether sung in church, Sunday School, or around the campfire, Kum Ba Ya is another of the most well known hymnsongs in American culture. Sung around the world in various forms, Kum Ba Ya (also occasionally spelled Kum Bah Yah or Kum Bah Ya) is easy to sing or play on any instrument. This document contains links to sheet music for Kum Ba Ya for all common concert band instruments as well as voice.

The origins of this song remain unclear. Some attribute Kum Ba Yah to a New York City minister named Marvin Frey, originally with wholly english lyrics. The song travelled around the world as sung by American missionaries and eventually returned to the United States with the first line altered to reflect the Angolan words for "Come By Here." Other disparaging histories attribute the song to a group known as the Society for the Preservation fo Spirituals. For more detailed information about this song consider visiting the Kum Ba Ya page at Wikipedia . You may also be interested in reading an interesting article about the meaning of the words Kum Ba Ya.

Kum Ba Ya - Hymn Song

Free Sheet Music For The Traditional Hymn and Campfire Song, "Kum Ba Ya"

 

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1Kum Bah Yah VoiceKum Bah Yah Voice (Details) (View)18.04 kB1797 times
2Kum Bah Yah VoiceKum Bah Yah Voice (Details) (View)10.31 kB4972 times
3Kum Bah Yah TubaKum Bah Yah Tuba (Details) (View)17.86 kB638 times
4Kum Bah Yah TubaKum Bah Yah Tuba (Details) (View)9.75 kB1082 times
5Kum Bah Yah TrumpetKum Bah Yah Trumpet (Details) (View)17.88 kB765 times
6Kum Bah Yah TrumpetKum Bah Yah Trumpet (Details) (View)11.11 kB1686 times
7Kum Bah Yah TromboneKum Bah Yah Trombone (Details) (View)17.83 kB705 times
8Kum Bah Yah TromboneKum Bah Yah Trombone (Details) (View)9.72 kB1442 times
9Kum Bah Yah ScoreKum Bah Yah Score (Details) (View)19.04 kB1293 times
10Kum Bah Yah ScoreKum Bah Yah Score (Details) (View)20.44 kB368 times
11Kum Bah Yah PercussionKum Bah Yah Percussion (Details) (View)17.67 kB116 times
12Kum Bah Yah PercussionKum Bah Yah Percussion (Details) (View)6.96 kB3398 times
13Kum Bah Yah HornKum Bah Yah Horn (Details) (View)17.83 kB596 times
14Kum Bah Yah HornKum Bah Yah Horn (Details) (View)9.76 kB965 times
15Kum Bah Yah FluteKum Bah Yah Flute (Details) (View)17.83 kB1163 times
16Kum Bah Yah FluteKum Bah Yah Flute (Details) (View)9.75 kB3490 times
17Kum Bah Yah Clarinet In BbKum Bah Yah Clarinet In Bb (Details) (View)17.87 kB744 times
18Kum Bah Yah Clarinet In BbKum Bah Yah Clarinet In Bb (Details) (View)11.11 kB1750 times
19Kum Bah Yah Alto SaxophoneKum Bah Yah Alto Saxophone (Details) (View)9.88 kB1446 times
20Kum Ba Ya Alto SaxophoneKum Ba Ya Alto Saxophone (Details) (View)17.84 kB735 times

 

The Words or Lyrics To Kum Ba Yah:

 

Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya

Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya

Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya

O Lord, kumbaya

 

Someone’s laughing, Lord, kumbaya

Someone’s laughing, Lord, kumbaya

Someone’s laughing, Lord, kumbaya

O Lord, kumbaya

 

Someone’s crying, Lord, kumbaya

Someone’s crying, Lord, kumbaya

Someone’s crying, Lord, kumbaya

O Lord, kumbaya

 

Someone’s praying, Lord, kumbaya

Someone’s praying, Lord, kumbaya

Someone’s praying, Lord, kumbaya

O Lord, kumbaya

 

Someone’s singing, Lord, kumbaya

Someone’s singing, Lord, kumbaya

Someone’s singing, Lord, kumbaya

O Lord, kumbaya

 

Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya

Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya

Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya

O Lord, kumbaya

 

About The Author
Chad Criswell

Chad Criswell is a career music educator working in the Iowa public schools.  His articles have appeared in dozens of publications both online and in print.  He currently serves as the national music technology writer for NAfME's Teaching Music Magazine and has presented sessions at numerous music education conferences including the 2012 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.


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