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Kumbaya – Guitar chords and lyrics to the old classic children’s song

Here are the words and guitar chords/tabs to the old classic children’s song, Kumbaya.

Fun kids song Kumbaya: chords and words



           C                   F        C
Kumbaya, my Lord, Kumbaya!
           C                   F       G
Kumbaya, my Lord, Kumbaya!
           C                   F       C
Kumbaya, my Lord, Kumbaya!
  F     C       G       C
Oh, Lord! Kumbaya!

Someone’s crying, Lord…
Someone’s praying, Lord…
Someone’s singing, Lord…



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18 Responses to “Kumbaya – Guitar chords and lyrics to the old classic children’s song””

  1. Raph Says:
    June 9th, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Thanks! I was looking for these chords since a long time ago!

  2. Jason Says:
    July 17th, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Thanks,this works on ukulele too.

  3. chris s. from s. Says:
    December 23rd, 2012 at 4:50 pm


  4. Pam G. Says:
    May 9th, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Thanks a million, I needed this one for my Sunday school this Sunday!

  5. Anonymous Says:
    September 21st, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    i will rule all of you

  6. PANDA Says:
    November 5th, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Wow this is awesome!!!

  7. Sunshine Says:
    February 18th, 2014 at 4:39 am

    Thank you

  8. Anonymous Says:
    March 5th, 2014 at 7:17 am

    wowwwwww #omg

  9. Dolphin Says:
    June 24th, 2014 at 10:41 am

    but there’s no c on the guitar

  10. bob Says:
    August 12th, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    i i just been saved

  11. David Says:
    September 12th, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Nice, but You could throw an e-minor in at the third “kumbaya” just before the F, just to give it a good vibe.

  12. Anonymous Says:
    January 8th, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    The C on the second line should be E min.

    Just sayin’

  13. Tobias Says:
    April 20th, 2015 at 12:53 am

    It’s not a campfire with out some one singing ” kumbaya”

  14. Kony 2012 Says:
    November 23rd, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Nice Meme

  15. Kony2012 Says:
    November 23rd, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Nice Meme

  16. Hope Says:
    March 25th, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks- it’s such a simple classic song, and the chords work perfectly! 🙂

  17. Anonymous Says:
    July 17th, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    I love this song

  18. Anonymous Says:
    July 19th, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    I transposed it to G, works well also.


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