Tuned to the opening notes of Simple Gifts.
Simple Gifts is a Shaker song written and composed in 1848 by Elder Joseph Brackett. Popularized by Aaron Copland, it is a dance 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 be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come `round right.
This chime was designed with a removable windcatcher for easy customization. Including a personal message such as a wedding date, note of sympathy or birthday greeting makes the gift that much more special. Woodstock Chimes does not offer engraving services, but the removable windcatcher can be taken to a personalization store, trophy shop, printer or jeweler to be engraved or silk-screened.