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SHAKERS (Five Songs)

I. Silence. Silence. Merrily… …we sit in silence. Little bugs (crawling ants) cross… …our arms (and sunburned legs) Shoo-ah! Shoo-ah! Should we… …hurt them? Never! Never! No! No.


2. dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing men and women dancing, dancing all together weaving, dancing spinning, turning marching, prancing weaving, twirling spinning, dancing faster, faster, faster, faster weaving, spinning dancing, prancing knees and shoulders rising, falling feet like thunder stamping tramping brother, sister brother, sister faster, faster faster, faster


dancing, prancing weaving, spinning. how I love our lovely Meeting how I love our lovely Meeting brother, sister, brother, sister turning, turning, turning, turning turn!


3. (Jesus came and died for us. From sin He came To set… …us free. But when he comes To us again Hooray! In Jeru-salem we’ll be.)


4. What is simple simple simple? What’s a simple… …way to be? (“Being quiet as a feather. Being quiet As a mouse.”) What is simple simple simple? What’s a simple… …way to be? (“Planting carrots in our garden. Rising early. Keeping house.”) What is simple simple simple? What’s a simple… …way to be? (“Boiling sugar in a kettle. Cutting apples. Slicing pears.”)


What is simple simple simple? What’s a simple… …way to be? (singing praises to our Mother. Keeping Mother in our prayers.


5. When Death it finally comes for me then like a cloth I’ll wrinkled fold. But when to Heaven I rise up so smooth I’ll be no longer old. When Death it finally touches me then like a bud I’ll shrivel up. But when I spring from Zion’s ground so bright I’ll be. A butter cup! I love my God (I truly do). I love my God (I truly do).    


Shakers