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Thread #65010   Message #2517100
Posted By: Nerd
16-Dec-08 - 03:20 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Kumbaya
Subject: RE: Origins: Kumbaya
Yes, The Library of Congress copy is in the rare book division, which makes it hard to get hold of. But we (The Library's American Folklife Center) have a photocopy of the "Come By Yuh" pages in our subject file on that song.

It's long been an area of interest to the Library of Congress folk archive, even before the creation of the American Folklife Center. The longtime reference librarian and then head of the archive, Joe Hickerson, had been in the group The Folksmiths, who in 1957 recorded the first folk revival version of the song.