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Old 01-02-2017, 11:10 PM   #1
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I love it when 10:00pm rolls around here....

I'm camping near a military base and I get to hear TAPS every night at 10:00pm

Pretty damned cool!!!


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Do they play Reveille in the mornings??
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And...if you want to sing along...

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

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

Fades the light; And afar
Goeth day, And the stars
Shineth bright,
Fare thee well; Day has gone,
Night is on.

Go to sleep, Peaceful sleep,
May the Soldier or Sailor,
God keep.
On the land or the deep,
Safe in sleep.

Love, good night, Must thou go,
When the day, And the night
Need thee so?
All is well. Speedeth all
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PS...all military bugle calls have lyrics. Mess call is interesting.
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"PS...all military bugle calls have lyrics. Mess call is interesting." -------
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Memories.

Thats beautiful. Thanks Tango for the lyrics, My dad passed a couple years ago leaving a pretty big hole in my life, he was the only person I ever heard repeat the lyrics. On a lighter note, A few years ago at burning man, there was a gentleman that would climb up on an old shipping container at dusk, plug in a an old Fender, and just play while the sun was setting. beautiful, stark contrasts.... I made sure I was back to camp every evening just for that treat..
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Here's a link to bugle call words and music. No grammy awards will be forthcoming I fear.
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Interesting they play so late, it's been 35 plus yrs for me But I thought they used to play it around 8pm on the base I was stationed.

At 7am I hear Reveille from Travis AFB which is about 8 miles from me, thats if I sleep with the windows open.
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Here's a link to bugle call words and music. No grammy awards will be forthcoming I fear.
Some bonehead forgot to post the link.

http://tapsbugler.com/wp-content/upl...with-Words.pdf
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Interesting they play so late, it's been 35 plus yrs for me But I thought they used to play it around 8pm on the base I was stationed.

At 7am I hear Reveille from Travis AFB which is about 8 miles from me, thats if I sleep with the windows open.
I thought it was late also. I've also noticed they go plus or minus 10 minutes, which I thought was even more odd...
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My father was in WWI and I remember reading one of his booklets titled something like "The Soldiers & Sailors Handbook". It had the words to all the major calls and I actually had most of them memorized for many, many years. Nowadays...well...I can only do some of Taps...but all of Mess Call and Reveille. In fact I wound up a bugler in the Boy Scouts...until I realized I always had to get up an hour earlier than everyone else. So much for my musical career.
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My father was in WWI and I remember reading one of his booklets titled something like "The Soldiers & Sailors Handbook". It had the words to all the major calls and I actually had most of them memorized for many, many years. Nowadays...well...I can only do some of Taps...but all of Mess Call and Reveille. In fact I wound up a bugler in the Boy Scouts...until I realized I always had to get up an hour earlier than everyone else. So much for my musical career.
I remember most of em from my days as a boy scout.
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