Did you all see the performance by Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman at the Inauguration yesterday? It was spectacular and moving. And, the music was performed by John Williams (of Star Wars, Jaws, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones fame). You can’t beat that. If you missed the performance, here it is:
I got (and get) chills when they started to break into the Simple Gifts part. Here are the lyrics of Simple Gifts:
- Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free,
- ‘Tis the gift to come down where you 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 gain’d,
- To bow and to bend we shan’t be asham’d,
- To turn, turn will be our delight,
- Till by turning, turning we come round right.