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GUEST,Murray on Saltspring Etymology of Taps? (53* d) RE: Etimology of Taps? 06 Mar 00


The etymology of "taps" seems to be the word "tap" meaning a drumbeat. As to the provenance (good word!) of the tune, it surely has some connection with the British Army's goodnight call, "The Last Post". This may be a chicken-and-egg question, but I suspect the Brit use would antedate the American.


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