"Slow March" is the 114th song in Ives's song collection 114 Songs. The subtitle for this song is "Inscribed to the Children's Faithful Friend."
by Charles Ives
One evening just at sunset we laid him in the grave;
Although a humble animal his heart was true and brave.
All the family joined us, in solemn march and slow,
From the garden place beneath the trees and where the sunflowers grow.