TAPS, as played at military funerals, is actually a lullaby from the Civil War. In one military funeral I attended at Arlington in 1978, a Navy choir sang the lyrics to taps: 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 To their rest.