The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24588   Message #283156
Posted By: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
23-Aug-00 - 08:45 AM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's banjo -- RETURNED
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's banjo -- RETURNED
Re: Kumbaya.
Would that be West Indian rather than African? W.I. lilt is very similar to Welsh and "Come here" in a Cardiff accent, sounds vey like "come by yere" or "Kumbaya" as written phonetically.
(Personal opinion based on (1)close contacts with Girl Guides [Girl Scouts] in my youth(hehe) (2) 3 years living in Cardiff (4) A fortnight's visit in St Lucia. (5)My well-displayed ignorance on folk song matters)
RtS