Kumbaya (My Lord)

Spiritual, U.S.A.

“Kumbaya” is a spiritual song. In Gullan -a language that was spoken by slaves in South Carolina and Georgia- it means “Come by Yuh” or “Come by Here”, and refers to the help of God.

The song is known from the 20’s and during the decades of the 50’s and the 60’s it became popular in scouting and summer camps. Since Joan Baez’s recording in 1962, the song was associated with the Civil Rights Movement, but it is also sung during the Christmas period as a religious song.

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Sing-Along Video


 

Lyrics

1. Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya
Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya
Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya
O Lord, kum bay ya

2. Someone’s laughing, my Lord, kum bay ya
Someone’s laughing, my Lord, kum bay ya
Someone’s laughing, my Lord, kum bay ya
O Lord, kum bay ya

3. Someone’s crying, my Lord, kum bay ya
Someone’s crying, my Lord, kum bay ya
Someone’s crying, my Lord, kum bay ya
O Lord, kum bay ya

4. Someone’s praying, my Lord, kum bay ya
Someone’s praying, my Lord, kum bay ya
Someone’s praying, my Lord, kum bay ya
O Lord, kum bay ya

5. Someone’s singing, my Lord, kum bay ya
Someone’s singing, my Lord, kum bay ya
Someone’s singing, my Lord, kum bay ya
O Lord, kum bay ya

 


 

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Free karaoke MP3 download

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“Kumbaya” (instrumental, 2:05 – 3/4 – 84 bpm)

 


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MP4 Video File | Free Download

To watch the karaoke video of this song on your mobile device, click on the following link to download the video file (mp4 format).

Kumbaya (My Lord) | Free mp4 Video File Download


 

Sheet music with chords

To save this free music sheet of “Kumbaya” to your computer, right click (or tap and hold, on mobile devices) and choose “Save Image As…”.

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Free Printable PDF with Lyrics and Sheet Music

To download a ready-to-print PDF of this song for music activities with a music sheet, lyrics and a drawing for kids to paint, right click (or tap and hold) on the following link, then choose “Save link as…”.

“Kumbaya” free PDF download – Singing Bell


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