Mudcat Café message #1952369 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98518   Message #1952369
Posted By: Scoville
30-Jan-07 - 09:43 AM
Thread Name: Holding hands and singing 'Kumbaya'
Subject: RE: Holding hands and singing 'Kumbaya'
I don't care what the origins are of "Kumbaya"--I just hate the song. Everyone I know hates it because it's the first thing people who have no clue about folk music trot out when you say you play folk music, and we're all really tired of hearing about it. I have the same reaction to "Danny Boy" (yeah, yeah, I know--the words aren't folk . . . ), "Soldier's Joy", and "Roseville Fair", none of which are remotely African-American. If I could have them erased from memory for twenty years and then start over, I might learn to like them again. There's not necessarily anything wrong with the SONGS, I'm just heartily sick of them.