Simple Gifts - YouTube audio
Simple Gifts c. 1973 AKA 'Tis a Gift to Be Simple

Songwriter: Joseph Brackett, Jr.
Demo for 2nd album (For All You Mad Musicians)
This was a tape recorded for drummer Gary Gauger. When I spoke with Gary last year, he said he never heard it. MJ gave this to me back in the 70's. Recorded "On top of this mountain just above Salt Lake City."
Song 6 of 6. Guessing on year.

He sang this in concert in 1970. Maybe learning it from Judy Collins 1970 Wildflowers album but his lyrics are different than hers and the other standard covers.

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