History of the song "Taps"

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History of the song "Taps"

Postby jcsm400 » 04 Feb 2007, 19:35

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Re: History of the song "Taps"

Postby elba » 05 Feb 2007, 10:47

Hi jcsm400
Thank you for posting that.
I found that link (site) very moving. Hearing that bugle call always makes me remember what sacrifices others have made for people like me and for that I am eternally grateful.

But your 'Taps' (our Last Post) goes back quite a long way back in history

>The Last Post<

Another 'snippet' of interest....

Taps' Lyrics
While there are no official words to the bugle call "Taps", the commonly used lyrics are:

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 lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Then good night, peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn shineth bright;
God is near, do not fear -- Friend, good night.
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"Gente di Mare Genealogy"

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Re: History of the song "Taps"

Postby Biff83 » 05 Feb 2007, 12:50

Another tribute to fallen comrades and those who have served from We Were Soldiers.

"To dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free, silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands"

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