Information About Kumbyah
"Kumbyah" or "Kumbaya" (another spelling is Kum Ba Yah) is a 1920s spiritual song from America.
"Kumbyah" enjoyed renewed popularity during 1960s when the world witnessed a folk revival and thereafter the song became a standard campfire song in Scouting.
Folk singer Joan Baez recorded a version in 1962 at about the same time the song also became associated with the American Civil Rights movement.
The song is based on an African-American style spiritual but has contradictory claims to its origin. However, during the 1920s a number of different songs were recorded, in South Carolina and Georgia, all using the refrain "Come by Here" or "Come by Yah".
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