Kum Ba Yah may be the
best known campfire song ever. It has been sung for
generations and continues to be popular.
This is a three-part arrangement (with all parts written in the treble
clef) of the familiar spiritual.
Kum Ba Yah
originated in the lowlands of South Carolina. The title, in the
Gullah language, was spoken by early African-American, and means Come
By Here. The melody is of African origin.
performed by early adolescent all-male groups, Part I & II may be sung
by Boy Trebles, and Part III by the Cambiatas.
When sung by other voice combinations, strive to fit the written part to the singer's range.
African Folk Song
Words are the Gullah language
Arranged by Donald Roach
Cambiata Press Catalog #U180136
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