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Alter multiple tables in MySQL

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I use the following command to alter a single table in mydb:

ALTER TABLE mydb.Table1  ADD COLUMN `timestamp` timestamp NOT NULL default CURRENT_TIMESTAMP ON UPDATE CURRENT_TIMESTAMP  AFTER `lastfield`;

I have about 80 tables where I need to add a timestamp column as the last field.  How would I alter this code so that I can add the timestamp to all tables?

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