"Taps" is a bugle call T- a signal, not a song. As such, there is no associated lyric. Many bugle calls had words associated with them as a mnemonic device but these are not lyrics.

Horace Lorenzo Trim wrote a set of words intended to accompany the music:

Day is done, gone the sun,
 From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
 All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Fading light, dims the sight,
 And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
 From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.

Thanks and praise, for our days,
 'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars, 'neath the sky;
 As we go, this we know, God is nigh.

Sun has set, shadows come,
 Time has fled, Scouts must go to their beds
 Always true to the promise that they made.

While the light fades from sight,
 And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
 To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.

Part (9) 

Taps part 8


It is with deep sadness that we report the news of the death of Brian L. McMann 

 He will be greatly missed by his family & friends. We give thanks for Brian's life.


Go in peace and remember you are not forgotten while I am still on patrol.

Brian's Guest Book

Brian L. McMann

JANUARY 17, 1956 – MARCH 16, 2015

Brian L. McMann was born on January 17, 1956 in Toronto, Canada and passed away on March 16, 2015 in Canoga Park, California.

Lisa Cano
April 1, 2015

You will be missed Brian and I will never forget the stories we shared with GTE/Verizon. To Margaret, Crystal and Sonny my prayers are with you. Love,


March 31, 2015

My thoughts and prayer's go out to you and your family Margaret. May GOD give you strength through this most difficult time. Keep your fondest memories close to you. Phyllis Castro-Shimozo (Culver City, Ca.)


Reina Cano
March 31, 2015

Margaret, Crystal, and Sonny, we have had a lot of losses this year and it never gets easier. Brian is present in most of my childhood memories and he was always so good to all of us, as if we were his own blood. I will never forget the weekend bbqs by the pool and his big smile whenever we saw him. He will always be my uncle Brian and he is the reason I was a Raider fan. Because if my tough uncle Brian liked the Raiders, then I had to like Raiders. We will all miss him and I hope that now wherever he is he is painless and at peace. Lots of love to you all.


Patsy Aguayo
March 30, 2015

Margaret, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your memories bring you comfort. RIP Brian.


Delia Palomino
March 30, 2015

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Ray and kim luna

March 30, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Margaret. Rest in peace brother. You will be missed.

u. We will miss you brother. Rest in peace.


March 30, 2015


March 26, 2015

Brian L.Mcmann, was in the Marines from 1975 to 1979,
He was In special Forces recon .He died way too soon. I will always remember
you my Love, always in my Heart, Love Your Loving Wife 
Margaret Mcmann



Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary

Newhall, CA


-----Original Message -----
From: Gkrobertshaw
To: floyd@weststpaulantiques.com
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 4:45 PM
Subject: Re: Application

Thanks for the reply-- one of my 1st recon friends passed a few years ago can we add him to the "TAPS" section?


Will do, send Info on your friend.



CPL BRIAN L MCMANN -- A co 1ST RECON 1/77 TO 1/79 ( A co 3RD RECON 75 TO 77) 01/17/56 TO 03/16/15
let me know if you need more (I sent a picture) THANK YOU

Name: Garth A Robertshaw
Address: 2245 jacqueline Dr Pittsburg CA 94565
Email: gkrobertshaw@aol.com

Ralph M. Switzer

Alpha 69-70