2019

Auld Lang Syne

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The song Auld Lang Syne is traditionally sung by most of us on the stroke of midnight each New Years Eve however in Scotland, where Auld Lang Syne originates it is also sung on Burns Night, January 25th, to celebrate the life of the author and famous poet Robert Burns. The lyrics of Auld Lang Syne actually consist of five verses and this full version of the Poem below. The words Auld Lang Syne literally translates from old Scottish dialect meaning Old Long Ago and is about love and friendship in times past. The lyrics in the song Auld Lang Syne referring to "We'll take a Cup of Kindness yet" relate to a drink shared by men and women to symbolize friendship. Happy New Year!!!

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Auld Lang Syne : Lyrics

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Should auld acquaintance be forgot, 

And never brought to mind? 

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, 

And auld lang syne! 

Chorus.-For auld lang syne, my dear, 

For auld lang syne. 

We'll take a cup o' kindness yet, 

For auld lang syne. 

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Auld Lang Syne a Christmas & New Year Poem

by Robert Burns (1759-1796)

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Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne,

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp, And surely I'll be mine!

And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne,

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne.

We t a hae run about the braes, And pu'd the gowans fine;

But we've wandered mony a weary fit Sin' auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne,

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidled i' the burn, Frae morning sun till dine;

But seas between us braid hae roared Sin' auld lang syne. 

For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne,

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne.

And there's a hand, my trusty fiere,

And gie's a hand o' thine!

And w 'll tak a right guid-willie waught For auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne,

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne.