Additional alternative verses: The Earth is our mother and the fullness thereof, Her streets, her slums, as well as stars above.
Technique tips: Simple Gifts was used for dancing, and the text accompanying the music emphasizes the dance nature of the piece with the words "turn, turn." It was called a quick dance by the Shakers, and should be played with a moderately fast tempo.When true liberty is found, By fear and by hate we will no more be bound.It is illegal to copy, post or publish this content in any form, and displaying any of this material on other websites, blogs or feeds is prohibited.When true simplicity is gain'd, To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd, To turn, turn will be our delight, 'Till by turning, turning we come round right.Permission is given for individual users to print pages and perform music from this website for their personal, noncommercial use.5.6, shakers singing and dancing.Our Newsletter, receive our newsletter for the latest news, events and more.Salvation is here where we laugh, where we cry, Where we seek and love, where we live and die.In love and in light we will find our new birth.Piece: simple gifts, section.6, fig.Violin Online String Class: 20th Century Violin Music.Simple Gifts is a Shaker 16 dancing song, and is generally thought to have been composed in 1848 by Shaker Elder Joseph Brackett.20 back, nEXT Copyright 2018 RK Deverich.
Printer-friendly version, simple Gifts Lyrics, joseph Brackett (1797â1882 shaker dancing song 'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free 'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, 'Twill.
And in peace and freedom, redeem the Earth.