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A Shaker Musical Legacy
Robert Opdahl, Viola Opdahl

University Press of New England



Contents

• Illustrations

• Foreword by Stu Jamieson
• Preface
• Acknowledgements
• Introduction: The Shakers by Jerry Grant
• Notes on Transcribing and Editing: Process and Rationale - Facsimilies of Selected Songs
• O ho I do love good believers
• O Come each lovely Child of grace
• I love God's way
• "Round Dance"
• Like a little busy bee
• "The Saviour's Universal Prayer"
• "Bonny Wee One"
• In de shiny Muder's mansion
• Earthly pleasures I will leave
• We are all coming home
• Thust in the Lord
• Sowing the seed of the Springtime
• We're happy and free
• We are strong in the Lord
• hark! The merry Bells are ringing
• (Lodle lo lodle lodle lo)
• I will praise trhe Lord
• My sould loves to walk
• I love to commune with the angels
• Behold what wonders now we see - ManuscriptA: "A Collection of Verses"
• O how I do love good believers
• I have a little love O Come each lovely Child of grace
• Let music sound and echo 'round
• I'm looking 'round about to see
• I am determined to be free
• Come let us all now be alive
• I will labor to be free
• I love God's way
• I will be free, I'll not be bound
• Lovely souls march along
• "March" (Lo lo lo lo)
• In this new and living way
• May we now in pure devotion
• Come let us play and skip around
• O freedom, lovely in my eyes
• O lord, do remember my soul
• "Gifts of the Spirit"
• Farewell unto this world
• "The Happiness of Being Good"
• "Little Big I"
• "Love and Peace"
• "Hapy Band"
• "Sweet Communion"
• "Round dance" (There's Nothing...)
• Shout, shout, shout, and sing
• Shout, shout, ye little children
• Simple and free
• "Heavenly Stream"
• "A Laughing Song"
• I have a little trumpet
• Drink ye of Mother's wine
• Little Children
• Like a little busy bee - Manuscript B: "A Communication from the Saviour"
• "The Saviour's Universal Prayer"
• And again, O Heavenly Father - Manuscript C: "Behold I Come Quickly and My Promise Is Sure
• Shake and Shuffle out of pride
• (Lodle lo lodle lodle lodle lo)
• "Sweet Union"
• "Round Dance" (Now be limber)
• "Little Dove"
• "Hear Mother Calling"
• I'll bow and I'll bend
• Little children, gather love
• "March" (Ve vo vive vana)
• "Bonny Wee One"
• In de shiny Muder's mansion
• Who will bow and bend like a willow
• I feel the gentle breezes blow
• Let the people be glad
• Earthly Pleasures I will leave
• We are all coming home
• "Bright Harpers"
• "Sweet Afton" - Manuscript D: "I Feel a Sweet Influence upon Us"
• I feel a sweet influence
• Trust in the Lord
• Sowing the seed of the springtime
• We're happy and free
• Up with the Angels
• Come, come, the way is op'ning
• O what will the harvest be
• I am loved as I love
• We are strong in the Lord
• With my own hand I will shake
• Hark! The merry bells are ringing
• I seek not the world
• 'Tis the gift to be simple
• The heavens are open
• I've got a very delicious crumb - Manuscript E: "Peaceful Habitation"
• "Shuffle Tune"
• Life, life, liberty
• "Love"
• (Lodle lo lodle lodle lo)
• Arise. O Zion
• I'll drink at no fountain
• From the Valley to the Mount
• Come. tune up your notes of praise
• We'll raise, raise the banner high
• From the scenes of earth I go
• Wither, O whither on earth can I roam
• I hear the voice of an angel band
• Our love never ending - Mabuscript F: "Tho Life's Morn Rose Bright and Cloudless"
• Tho life's morn rose bright and cloudless
• The stars will not fade
• Whence comes the hope
• Life, life, living zeal
• With joy we chant
• I will praise the Lord
• The world I've forsaken
• Above the Enchanting allurements
• I see a light, and angels bright
• In life's early morning
• Tho worldly elements combine
• Gird on the heav'nly armor
• O thou, my soul, arise and sing
• To the realms of peace and love
• Come arise, be of good cheer
• Not one sparrow is forgotten
• I cannot serve the living God
• My soul loves to walk
• When I come to worship thee
• To the land of the blest
• Send, O Lord, thy holy power
• Ever changing, ever aiming
• Come to Zion
• Mov'd by the spirit of the Lord
• No half-way work - Manuscript G: "Listen O Listen to One Humble Prayer"
• Oh come, ye needy ones
• Love me, bless me, holy angels
• "I'm glad I am a Shaker"
• I love to sommune with angels - Manuscript H: "We'll Broaden Our Circle and Let in the Angels"
• Behold what wonders now we see
• O earth's fleeting joys
• Oh come walk with me
• Songs of victory
• Oh the river of life - Manuscript I: "The Homeland"
• "The Death of Lincoln"
• "Harp Song"
• "Farewell Song"
• "Love from Heaven"
• "Bright Little Gem"
• "Sweet Rest" - Beyond the Manuscripts
• "I'm on My Way to Zion"
• "Ine Vine Violet"
• "Love, O Love"
• Shaker Hollow Square Dance Instructions
• "Life, life, living zeal"
• Hollow C March Instructions
• "Precept on Precept"
• "Simple Gifts": Anecdotes
• "Simple Gofts"
• "Simple Gifts": The Embellishments of Brother Ricardo
• Square Order Shuffle Dance Instructions
• Circle Dance Instructions
• "Who will bow and bend like a willow - Appendix A: Shaker and Community Names in the Song Manuscript - Appendix B: Haskell's Cursive Notation - Appendix C: A Hancock Shaker Recollection - Notes - Song Notes - Glossary - Works Cited - Works Consulted - General Index - Song In

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