Mudcat Café message #46106 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65010   Message #46106
Posted By: Paula Chavez
19-Nov-98 - 11:34 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Kumbaya
Subject: RE: Kumbayah
Good Lord, does this bring back long-ago memories of playing in the guitar Mass every Sunday.

We ALWAYS sang Kum ba yah during Communion, over and over until everyone was back in their pews. We used to roll our eyes at each other when we sang the "Someone's dying, Lord" verse. How on earth an African folk song found its way to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in San Diego, I'll never know, but once it arrived it became a fixture. For years afterward I dreamed of endless (C)(F)(G7) runs.

Peter, thanks (I think) for bringing back it all back to me.

-Paula