Simple Gifts

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 Theme code Index    1H1H3H3H 5H5H3H2H
 Also known as    Lord of the Dance, Shaker Hymn, 'Tis a gift to be simple
 Composer/Core Source    Biography:Joseph Bracken Jr.
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Contra
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    C
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    USA(New England)
 Structure    AB
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X: 1 T: Simple Gifts C: Joseph Bracken Jr. 1848 S: MS from Mary Hazzard of the New Lebanon (New Hampshire) Shaker community Z: 2005 John Chambers <> M: 4/4 L: 1/8 F: K: C G2 G2 |c2 cd ec ef | g2 gg e2 dc | d2 d2 d2 d2 | de dB G2 G2 | w:'Tis the gift to be sim-ple, 'tis the gift to be free, 'tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, and cB cd e2 dd | e2 f2 g3 g | d2 de d2 cc | d2 cB c4 || w:when we find our-selves in the place just right, 'twill be in the val-ley of love and de-light. g4 e3 d | ef ed c3 d | e2 ef g2 e2 | d2 de d3 G | w:When true sim-pli-ci-ty is gain'd, to bow and to bend we shan't be a-sham'd, to c4 c3 d | e2 ef g2 gg | d2 d2 e2 ed | c2 c2 c4 |] w:turn, turn will be our de-light, till by turn-ing, turn-ing we come round right.

X:1 T:'Tis a Gift to be Simple M:C L:1/8 K:G DD|G2GA BG Bc|d2dd B2AG|A2A2A2A2|AB AF D2D2| GF GA B2AA|B2c2d3B|A2AB A2GG|A2GF G2:| |:d4B3A|Bc BA G3A|B2 Bc d2B2|A2AB A2D2| G4G3A|B2Bc d2BB|A2A2B2BA|G2G2G2:|