Kum Ba Yah Sheet Music

Kum Ba Yah is a familiar church & camp song - give this easy & pretty music to your students!  

  • Several versions for piano, 
  • three keys for guitar, and 
  • lead sheets in six keys.
Kum Ba Yah easy piano sheet music

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This is a very simple piano arrangement of Kum Ba Yah, with plain basic piano chords and inversions.  

It's good practice for using these basic and necessary chords.  If your student can play the easy version of Lavender's Blue hands together, she can play this too.

For students wanting to play this melody who are just beginners, try the Middle C arrangements below.  Shown is the "helper" version, with a few notes containing letter names:

Kum Ba Yah for early pianists

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For guitar players, this is a great beginner song.  

Except for the "F" chord in the key of C, all chords used in these three arrangements are EASY.  Plus, the song is slow enough that beginning finger-pickers can get some practice, for the sake of variety from verse to verse.

Guitar tabs and chords for Kum Ba Yah

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Below are lead sheets with chords in seven keys for treble instruments:

Lead sheets for Kum Ba Yah




The links for the piano music:


Download easy piano music for Kum Ba Ya


Download Middle C arrangement of Kum Ba Yah


Download same arrangement with AlphaNotes (letters in the noteheads)


Download version with just a few letters in the notes



The links to the guitar tabs:


Download sheet with guitar tablature for Kum Ba Yah in the key of C


Download music for guitar in the key of D


Download Kum Ba Ya for guitar in the key of G


The lead sheet links:


Download lead sheet music for Kum Ba Yah in the key of A


Download lead sheet in the key of Bb


Download Kum Ba Yah lead sheet in the key of C


Download lead sheet music in D


Download Kum Ba Ya sheet music in the key of Eb


Download sheet music for Kum Ba Yah in the key of F


Download Kum Ba Yah in the key of G












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Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

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