Joseph Brackett

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Born: May 6, 1797, Cumberland, ME

Died: July 4, 1882, New Gloucester, ME

BiographyJoseph Brackett Jr. was an American songwriter, author, and elder of The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, better known as the Shakers. The most famous song attributed to Brackett, "Simple Gifts", is still widely performed and adapted.

Full name: Elisha Brackett Nationality: American Songwriting partners: John Williams, Sydney Carter Books: 'Tis the Gift to Be Simple: A Shaker Song

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