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Posted By: Stringsinger
17-Jun-07 - 07:47 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Kumbaya
Subject: RE: Origins: Kumbaya
The best way to sing this song "Come By Here" is in three/two time. (A slow three). The four/four rhythm gives it a dirge-like flavor.

It is possibly Transoceanic. You can't always tell a song's travel path only by printed collections. Sometimes the academicians miss.

I go with Gullah as the origination point.