Simple Gifts


                        Simple Gifts

                                                 Shaker hymn 

Mandolin tablature by Elizabeth T. Knuth, 1998.  Based on 
Wild Wimmin for Peace's recording "Music from the Great 
Peace March".

Key: G

E--||------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
A--||--2:--------|-----------0--|--2-----2--3--|--5-----5--3--|
D--||--4:--0--0--|--5-----5-----|-----5--------|--------------|
G--||------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
           |__|     |     |__|     |__|  |__|     |     |__|                                      

          Tis the  gift   to be  simple, tis the  gift  to be

                                                             
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|--2-----0-----|--0-----0-----|--0-----------|--0--2--0-----|
|-----------5--|--------------|--------5-----|-----------4--|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
   |     |__|     |     |        |     |        |__|  |__|   

 free,  Tis the  gift   to      come  down  where we ought to


   Q
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|-----------0--|--2--0--2--3--|--5-----5--3--|
|--0--------0--|--5--4--5-----|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
   |        |_    |__|  |__|     |__|  |__|     |     |__|

  be;      And when we find our-selves in the  place  just


|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|--2-----0-----|--0-----0--0--|--2-----2--0--|--------------|
|-----------5--|--------------|--------------|--5-----5--5--|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
   |     |__|     |     |__|     |     |__|     |     |__|

 right, T'will   be    in the   val - ley of  love   and de -


         q                       Q
|--------r-----|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------e-----|--5-----------|--2--------0--|--2--3--2--0--|
|--5-----s-----|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------t-----|--------------|--------------|--------------|
   |     |        |     |        |        |_    |__|  |__|

 light.          When           true     sim -  plici-ty is


         e
|--------r-----|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------e--0--|--2-----2--3--|--5-----3--2--|--0-----0--2--|
|--5-----s-----|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------t-----|--------------|--------------|--------------|
   |     |_ |_    |     |__|     |     |__|     |     |__|

 gained,    to   bow   and to   bend    we    shan't  be a -


         e        Q
|--------r-----|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|--0-----e-----|--------------|--2-----2--3--|--5-----5--3--|
|--------s--0--|--5--------0--|-----5--------|--------------|
|--------t-----|--------------|--------------|--------------|
   |     |_ |_    |        |_    |__|  |__|     |     |__|

 shamed.    To   turn,     to    turn   will    be   our de -


|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|--2-----0-----|--0-----0-----|--2-----2--0--|
|-----------5--|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|
   |     |__|     |     |        |     |__|

 light, Till by  turn - ing,   turn - ing, we


|--------------|--------||
|--------------|--------||
|--5-----5-----|--5-----||
|--------------|--------||
   |     |        |

  come 'round    right.

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==                 TABLATURE EXPLANATION                  ==
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----------       
-4:------- Time 
-4:------- Signature 
----------          

Rhythm:
  q = quarter note or rest
  Q = dotted quarter
  e = eighth note or rest

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