Friday, May 18, 2012

Taps turns 150

At Camp Ajawah, a bugler played taps every evening when it was time to go to sleep.  It sounded terrific drifting through the pines to our tents and then out across Linwood Lake and the stars above.

At the girls' sessions, it was also sung as part of a medley that closed every evening's campfire:

Day is done
gone the sun
from the hills
from the lake
from the sky
all is well
safely rest
God is nigh.

Here's a great article on the origins of the tune 150 years ago this summer: