Mudcat Café message #1263646 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
03-Sep-04 - 02:55 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Kumbaya
Subject: RE: Kumbaya
Guest Joyce, the word comes from the Afrikaans kum bye (var. spellings) which means come here (posted somewhere above). Much fakelore about this song.