Simple and unpretentious, the diatonic music of the Shakers lies well on the mountain dulcimer. The lyrics to these songs offer a universal message of love and understanding, often with a joyous sense of humor. The author provides historical insights and program notes for the 30 tunes included here. This delightful, informative book is illustrated with photos of craft work and period print reproductions depicting the Shaker way of life. Written in standard notation and mountain dulcimer tab.