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Composed by Daniel Butterfield (1862) 
Military Trumpet or Bugle Call 
Somber Funeral Song, or Lights Out Signal

Fading light 
Dims the sight, 
And a star gems the sky, 
Gleaming bright, 
From a-far drawing nigh, 
Falls the night.

Dear one, rest! 
In the west 
Sable night 
Lulls the day on her breast, 
Sweet good night! 
Now away 
To thy rest.

Love, sweet dreams! 
Lo, the beams 
Of the light 
Fairy moon kiss the streams, 
Love, good night! 
Ah, so soon! 
Peaceful Dreams!


Source: U.S. Army Song Book, 1918

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