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:

 

 

ContractKum Ba YahKum Ba Yah

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1Kum Bah Yah VoiceKum Bah Yah Voice18.04 KB485 times
2Kum Bah Yah VoiceKum Bah Yah Voice10.31 KB403 times
3Kum Bah Yah VoiceKum Bah Yah Voice10.31 KB412 times
4Kum Bah Yah VoiceKum Bah Yah Voice18.04 KB469 times
5Kum Bah Yah VoiceKum Bah Yah Voice10.31 KB385 times
6Kum Bah Yah TubaKum Bah Yah Tuba17.86 KB376 times
7Kum Bah Yah TubaKum Bah Yah Tuba9.75 KB367 times
8Kum Bah Yah TrumpetKum Bah Yah Trumpet17.88 KB579 times
9Kum Bah Yah TrumpetKum Bah Yah Trumpet11.11 KB429 times
10Kum Bah Yah TrumpetKum Bah Yah Trumpet11.11 KB392 times
11Kum Bah Yah TrumpetKum Bah Yah Trumpet11.11 KB440 times
12Kum Bah Yah TrumpetKum Bah Yah Trumpet11.11 KB355 times
13Kum Bah Yah TrumpetKum Bah Yah Trumpet17.88 KB396 times
14Kum Bah Yah TromboneKum Bah Yah Trombone17.83 KB487 times
15Kum Bah Yah TromboneKum Bah Yah Trombone9.72 KB468 times
16Kum Bah Yah ScoreKum Bah Yah Score19.04 KB590 times
17Kum Bah Yah ScoreKum Bah Yah Score20.44 KB515 times
18Kum Bah Yah PercussionKum Bah Yah Percussion17.67 KB622 times
19Kum Bah Yah PercussionKum Bah Yah Percussion6.96 KB425 times
20Kum Bah Yah HornKum Bah Yah Horn17.83 KB668 times
21Kum Bah Yah HornKum Bah Yah Horn9.76 KB504 times
22Kum Bah Yah FluteKum Bah Yah Flute17.83 KB555 times
23Kum Bah Yah FluteKum Bah Yah Flute9.75 KB483 times
24Kum Bah Yah Clarinet In BbKum Bah Yah Clarinet In Bb17.87 KB526 times
25Kum Bah Yah Clarinet In BbKum Bah Yah Clarinet In Bb11.11 KB436 times
26Kum Bah Yah Clarinet In BbKum Bah Yah Clarinet In Bb11.11 KB476 times
27Kum Bah Yah Clarinet In BbKum Bah Yah Clarinet In Bb17.87 KB522 times
28Kum Bah Yah Alto SaxophoneKum Bah Yah Alto Saxophone9.88 KB526 times
29Kum Ba Ya Alto SaxophoneKum Ba Ya Alto Saxophone17.84 KB576 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

 

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