Taps

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Day is done
Gone the sun
From the lakes
From the hills
From the sky.

All is well,
safely rest.
God is nigh.

Fading light
Dims the sight
And a star
Gems the sky,
Gleaning bright.

From afar,
Drawing nigh,
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise,
For our days,
Neath the sun,
Neath the stars,
Neath the sky,.

As we go,
This we know,
God is nigh.

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"Taps" is a famous musical piece that is used by the United States military during flag ceremonies and funerals and usually played on trumpet or bugle. The Taps melody originates from an older bugle call called the "Scott Tattoo" which was first published in 1835.

The tune was arranged in its present form by the American Civil War general Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield in July 1862, to replace a French bugle call used to signal "lights out" which was being used by Union Army. Within months both sides in the American civil war were using the tune and by 1874 it was officially recognized by the United States Army.

The songs melody is often referred to as "Butterfield's Lullaby", and is also referred to by the lyrics of its 2nd verse, "Day is Done". There are a number of lyrical variations.

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Benon, Korea, Republic of

18 July 2016 at 4:44am

Sounds like a brilliant day from start to finish. What a shame there we3&en#r9;t many chazza bargains but never mind eh, I'm sure the beer and Bob more than made up for it. Second To None looks a fine shop and you look FANTASTIC in the black crepe dress. Methinks you will be heading to Walsall again soon.xxxx

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Izak, London

3 April 2010 at 5:41pm

the key signature is c and time sig is 4/4 nice song.

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Aaron, New York, New York

3 November 2009 at 3:00am

Unfortunately, the words for Taps were added to the song after the 1890's, and there were many variations on the words. The tune itself was a revision of an already existing bugle call for "lights out", changed by a NY General Butterfield who did not like the original "lights out" song. The dead soldier on the battlefield story is folklore.

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John, Owego,ny

13 June 2009 at 12:09am

Taps was written during the American Civil War by a soldier who had perished on the battlefield. His brother, fighting for the Union came upon his body and requested a military honor guard to bury him and was refused. So he found this song in his brother's coat, and with the help of a single bugler, buried him with the honor of this song. Since then, it is used at ALL military funerals.

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