The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21813   Message #234019
Posted By: Bob Bolton
25-May-00 - 10:42 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Simple Gifts / 'Tis a Gift to be Simple
Subject: RE: Lyrics request: A Gift to be Simple
G'day Joe Offer,

You ask who 'wrote' Simple Gifts. I notice that McGrath of Harlow mentions Joseph Brackett in a posting above. As I remember from when I chased this up a year ago for friends, to do with performance at a wedding, the Shaker lady who sang the song credits Joseph Brackett and records indicate the date to be around 1848.

I will check, when I have time. I am coordinating about 30 folk musicians for a Colonial Ball tomorrow night and this does distract!


Bob Boltom