Butterfield's Lullaby
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Melody - Daniel Butterfield, 1862?
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Daniel Butterfield, 1862?

Day is done
Gone the sun
From the lakes
From the hills
From the sky
All is well
Safely rest
God is nigh.


Killer Angels is a book written about the battle of Gettysburg. "During the Civil War it was called Butterfield's Lullaby. It was not a song of sadness like it is today. The song was played every night at bed time, like a "lights out song".
When an officer died, they would like to do a gun salute but were afraid that the troops would think the Confederates were attacking, so they played this song instead, since it was quiet." - with thanks to Chris Stinson for this commentary.

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