Kum Ba Ya- Free Sheet Music

Campfire

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" 

Parts Included In This File:

 

 

Kum Ba YahKum Ba Yah

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1Kum Bah Yah VoiceKum Bah Yah Voice (Details) (View)18.04 kB1421 times
2Kum Bah Yah VoiceKum Bah Yah Voice (Details) (View)10.31 kB3883 times
3Kum Bah Yah VoiceKum Bah Yah Voice (Details) (View)10.31 kB33 times
4Kum Bah Yah VoiceKum Bah Yah Voice (Details) (View)18.04 kB11 times
5Kum Bah Yah VoiceKum Bah Yah Voice (Details) (View)10.31 kB6 times
6Kum Bah Yah TubaKum Bah Yah Tuba (Details) (View)17.86 kB567 times
7Kum Bah Yah TubaKum Bah Yah Tuba (Details) (View)9.75 kB906 times
8Kum Bah Yah TrumpetKum Bah Yah Trumpet (Details) (View)17.88 kB662 times
9Kum Bah Yah TrumpetKum Bah Yah Trumpet (Details) (View)11.11 kB1413 times
10Kum Bah Yah TrumpetKum Bah Yah Trumpet (Details) (View)11.11 kB11 times
11Kum Bah Yah TrumpetKum Bah Yah Trumpet (Details) (View)11.11 kB15 times
12Kum Bah Yah TrumpetKum Bah Yah Trumpet (Details) (View)11.11 kB42 times
13Kum Bah Yah TrumpetKum Bah Yah Trumpet (Details) (View)17.88 kB20 times
14Kum Bah Yah TromboneKum Bah Yah Trombone (Details) (View)17.83 kB608 times
15Kum Bah Yah TromboneKum Bah Yah Trombone (Details) (View)9.72 kB1213 times
16Kum Bah Yah ScoreKum Bah Yah Score (Details) (View)19.04 kB1052 times
17Kum Bah Yah ScoreKum Bah Yah Score (Details) (View)20.44 kB281 times
18Kum Bah Yah PercussionKum Bah Yah Percussion (Details) (View)17.67 kB109 times
19Kum Bah Yah PercussionKum Bah Yah Percussion (Details) (View)6.96 kB2749 times
20Kum Bah Yah HornKum Bah Yah Horn (Details) (View)17.83 kB537 times
21Kum Bah Yah HornKum Bah Yah Horn (Details) (View)9.76 kB822 times
22Kum Bah Yah FluteKum Bah Yah Flute (Details) (View)17.83 kB1006 times
23Kum Bah Yah FluteKum Bah Yah Flute (Details) (View)9.75 kB2905 times
24Kum Bah Yah Clarinet In BbKum Bah Yah Clarinet In Bb (Details) (View)17.87 kB618 times
25Kum Bah Yah Clarinet In BbKum Bah Yah Clarinet In Bb (Details) (View)11.11 kB1391 times
26Kum Bah Yah Clarinet In BbKum Bah Yah Clarinet In Bb (Details) (View)11.11 kB61 times
27Kum Bah Yah Clarinet In BbKum Bah Yah Clarinet In Bb (Details) (View)17.87 kB35 times
28Kum Bah Yah Alto SaxophoneKum Bah Yah Alto Saxophone (Details) (View)9.88 kB1149 times
29Kum Ba Ya Alto SaxophoneKum Ba Ya Alto Saxophone (Details) (View)17.84 kB606 times

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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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