How do you spell koombayah?

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How do you spell koombayah?

As in the interminable song?
Kumbaya, I think.

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How do you spell koombayah?

The most common spelling is "Kumbaya" I think; but there seem to be variants. See the Wikipedia article for the song's history.
How do you spell koombayah?

The most common spelling is "Kumbaya" I think; but there seem to be variants. See the Wikipedia article for the song's history.

That looks a lot better. I saw it, in a piece of serious writing, spelled the way I wrote it. and it didn't look right.

Thanks to both of you.

Posters should say where they live, and for which area they are asking questions. I was born and then lived in Western Pa. 10 years
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How do you spell koombayah?

The most common spelling is "Kumbaya" I think; but there seem to be variants. See the Wikipedia article for the song's history.

I notice that the song lyrics always seem to show it as three words: "kum bay ya".
As somthing of an attempt to phoneticize a Gullah phrase, there will inevitably be variant spellings.

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In Hatunen (Email Removed) posted on Fri, 26 Mar
2010 15:54:17 -0700 the following:
The most common spelling is "Kumbaya" I think; but there seem to be variants. See the Wikipedia article for the song's history.

I notice that the song lyrics always seem to show it as three words: "kum bay ya".

Maybe that's to syllabically display the word to match the musical notation.
Damaeus

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In mm (Email Removed) posted on Fri, 26 Mar 2010 13:57:15 -0400 the following:
How do you spell koombayah?

Google's search engine works sometimes as a spelling checker. If you type in koombayah to Google's search engine, listed before the search results is:
Did you mean: kumbaya Top 2 results shown
Damaeus

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How do you spell koombayah?

Google's search engine works sometimes as a spelling checker. If you type in koombayah to Google's search engine, listed before the search results is: Did you mean: kumbaya Top 2 results shown Damaeus

Clever. Thanks.

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