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Audio Recording Come by Here Kumbayah

Come by Here

About this Item


  • Come by Here

Other Title

  • Kumbayah

Alternate Title

  • Kumbayah


  • Gordon, Robert Winslow (recordist)
  • Wylie, H. (singer)


  • -  Spirituals
  • -  Georgia
  • -  Sea Islands Creole Dialect
  • -  African Americans
  • -  Worship and Praise
  • -  Songs and Music


  • -  Cylinder recording. Some scratchy sounds. (source note)
  • -  Forms part of the Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Recordings Collection. (source)
  • -  Recorded in 1926. (date)
  • -  This is the first known recording of "Come by Here," a song that came to be known as "Kumbayah." (Content)
  • -  Sung in "Gullah," or Sea Islands Creole Dialect. (Content)


  • sound recording


  • 1 sound recording


  • American Folklife Center

LC Classification

  • AFC 1928/002 (cyl. A389, Gordon 156)

Online Format

  • audio

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Gordon, Robert Winslow, and H Wylie. Come by Here. Audio.

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