Simple Gifts | Free Sheet Music, Lyrics, Chords and Video

“Simple Gifts” is an 1848 Shaker song by Elder Joseph Brackett. It has endured many inaccurate descriptions. Though often classified as an anonymous Shaker hymn or as a work song, it is better classified as a dance song.

Excerpt from Wikipedia

‘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 be in the valley of love and delight.

More lyrics at

Guitar Chords

Learn to play the Appalachian Shaker song Simple Gifts on the guitar.

Simple Gifts with Music, Lyrics and Chords (Lead Sheet) from

Free Printable Sheet Music

Learn to play Simple Gifts on the piano.  This easy to play free printable sheet music is available at

Simple Gifts for Intermediate/Level 3 Piano Solo


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