Evening Taps (Butterfield's Lullaby) MIDI, video
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Fading light
Dims the sight,
And a star
Gems the sky,
Gleaming bright.
From afar,
Drawing nigh,
Falls the night.

Day is done,
Gone the sun
From the seas,
From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well,
Safely rest,
God is nigh.

Then goodnight,
Peaceful night,
Till the light
Of the dawn
Shineth bright.
God is near,
Do not fear,
Friend, goodnight.

####.... Author unknown ....####
The 24 note melody of Taps is from an earlier bugle call which American Civil War Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield [1831-1901] commander of the Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Army Corps of the Army of the Potomac revised with the help of his brigade bugler, Oliver Wilcox Norton [1839-1920] at Harrison's Landing, James River, Virginia, in 1862.
~ From: Twenty-Four Notes That Tap Deep Emotions: The Story Of America's Most Famous Bugle Call by Jari A Villanueva.

Daylight Taps

Thanks and praise,
For our days,
'Neath the sun,
'Neath the stars,
'Neath the skies.
As we go,
This we know,
God is nigh.

####.... Words by Olave, Lady Baden-Powell [1889-1977] to the same tune as Taps (Songs For Canadian Girl Guides, Girl Guides of Canada, 1981) ....####


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