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Do you still sing Kumbaya

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GUEST,Averill 25 Apr 16 - 07:41 AM
Joe Offer 25 Apr 16 - 10:58 AM
Doug Chadwick 25 Apr 16 - 11:07 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 25 Apr 16 - 07:53 PM
michaelr 25 Apr 16 - 08:16 PM
Bert 25 Apr 16 - 09:29 PM
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Little Hawk 26 Apr 16 - 12:29 AM
Megan L 26 Apr 16 - 01:21 AM
Harmonium Hero 26 Apr 16 - 09:16 AM
punkfolkrocker 26 Apr 16 - 09:32 AM
leeneia 26 Apr 16 - 11:03 AM
Will Fly 26 Apr 16 - 12:29 PM
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Subject: Do you still sing Kumbaya
From: GUEST,Averill
Date: 25 Apr 16 - 07:41 AM

Has anyone actually sung "Kumbaya" recently in a camp, church, or elsewhere?


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Subject: RE: Do you still sing Kumbaya
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Apr 16 - 10:58 AM

I guess I just sing it to make fun of it nowadays. Somebody will always shut me up by the second line.


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Subject: RE: Do you still sing Kumbaya
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 25 Apr 16 - 11:07 AM

I've sung it once or twice in the last couple of years as a closing song at a Scout campfire.

DC


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Subject: RE: Do you still sing Kumbaya
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 25 Apr 16 - 07:53 PM

YES,

It is sung on a regular bases by the H3...at least in the states.

It is a "tip off" to those "within the circle" that police, cops, fuzz, busters of frolicking good times, are in the area.

In other words, "dump your vessel," "secure your beer," "stash your stuff."

15 to 250 adults might be present, and the tune stretches out over the congregation, some in harmony most not.   Mouth to mouth, lip to lip, the chorus resounds across the entire group....perhaps, they have been witnessing a "tea bag."

A disorderly crowd of "imbibers" is quickly transformed into a religious gathering of worshipers.

The public is happy, the police are happy, and....

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Kumbaya continues to resound across the globe.


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Subject: RE: Do you still sing Kumbaya
From: michaelr
Date: 25 Apr 16 - 08:16 PM

Oh hell no.


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Subject: RE: Do you still sing Kumbaya
From: Bert
Date: 25 Apr 16 - 09:29 PM

It is a great lullabye, especially when your audience is too young to understand its history.


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Subject: RE: Do you still sing Kumbaya
From: Janie
Date: 26 Apr 16 - 12:23 AM

Not having grown up among the folk nazi, or even going to many adolescent camps in the 1960s, group sings around a campfire or in a cabin are not something with which I have become jaded. I still think it lovely to hear informal and untrained voices raised together to sing this and other songs for which simply harmonies naturally arise, with simple, longing lyrics, around a campfire.

But I'm just an ignorant, hick, hillbilly.


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Subject: RE: Do you still sing Kumbaya
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Apr 16 - 12:29 AM

People become tired of anything if they encounter it too frequently. This is true of songs. It is true of food. It is true of everything. You reach saturation point, and then you just aren't interested anymore. I never really sang Kumbaya, but I was aware that other people were singing it here and there. It's been made a joke in recent years by various people who want to ridicule various other people, so I doubt that many people will still be singing it.


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Subject: RE: Do you still sing Kumbaya
From: Megan L
Date: 26 Apr 16 - 01:21 AM

I like Kumbaya I like fields of athenry I like ashokan farewell but then who am I ? I am just jane public I don't have fancy notions of what I should be listening to I hear something and either like it or don't. I can understand you could become a bit jaded if you play something every day but that does not give folk the right to make a fool of something or someone for liking it there is a good reason why certain songs or tunes become popular they evoke emotion they are easy to join in with so you feel part of it and they are a pleasure to listen to.


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Subject: RE: Do you still sing Kumbaya
From: Harmonium Hero
Date: 26 Apr 16 - 09:16 AM

It's one of those "have you stopped beating your wife?" questions.....

JK


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Subject: RE: Do you still sing Kumbaya
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 26 Apr 16 - 09:32 AM

well.... these Germans were still doing it at least a decade ago.. and it sounds good enough for me.... 😜


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Subject: RE: Do you still sing Kumbaya
From: leeneia
Date: 26 Apr 16 - 11:03 AM

Oh, gosh. I think I did, but I can't really remember. Does this mean I fail to be sensitive enough to the opinions of jeering 35 year olds?

Oh dear, dear, dear.


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Subject: RE: Do you still sing Kumbaya
From: Will Fly
Date: 26 Apr 16 - 12:29 PM

No, I don't sing "Kumbaya" - nor have ever done. Nothing triumphalist about this - I just don't care for it. Like I don't care for "We Shall Overcome".

And I've seen very little of "The Sound Of Music", or "Mary Poppins", or even "Gone With The Wind" - for the same reason. Just not my taste.

Nothing wrong with, or weird about folks who like these things - I'm just not one of them. And I'm sure some of the things I do like are not to other peoples' tastes!


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Subject: RE: Do you still sing Kumbaya
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 26 Apr 16 - 01:17 PM

Early 21st Century.. same Germans .. same song.. mass audience of many thousands singing enthusiastically along...

is this a record for number of folk singing this song all together in one place at one time!!!??? 😜


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Subject: RE: Do you still sing Kumbaya
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 26 Apr 16 - 08:35 PM

Yes, occasionally.
We used to sing it as a campfire song when I was in Girl Guides over 50 years ago: and before we'd ever heard Joan Baez sing it.


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Subject: RE: Do you still sing Kumbaya
From: Ebbie
Date: 26 Apr 16 - 09:33 PM

The first three notes of Kumbaya are handy for harmony's 1st, 3rd and 5th tones.


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