A Look Into Auld Lang Syne - New Year's Eve Theme Song

 

It’s a classic, you inevitably hear it year after year as we ring in the New Year – “Auld Lang Syne" with lyrics written by Robert Burns, but most of us barely know the words and even fewer know the history of this melding of a traditional Scottish Folk tune and Mr. Burn's own lyrics.  One of the most curious facts about this song is that it is shared throughout the world as each country welcomes a new year. From Tokyo to Times Square, we remember the love and kindness we have share throughout the year.  We remember the friends who have parted and celebrate their lives by reminiscing the many memories shared together. 

As the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve.... we thank you Robert Burns, for reminding us that we should take the time recall the love and kindness of the days gone by and give us a sense of having a positive outlook on the future. 

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?

CHORUS: For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne.

And surely you'll buy your pint cup! and surely I'll buy mine!
And we'll take a cup o' kindness yet, for auld lang syne.

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We two have run about the slopes, and picked the daisies fine;
But we've wandered many a weary foot, since auld lang syne.

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We two have paddled in the stream, from morning sun till dine†;
But seas between us broad have roared, since auld lang syne.

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And there’s a hand my trusty friend! And give me a hand o' thine!
And we'll take a right good-will draught, for auld lang syne.

              CHORUS

                                                        Wrriten By:  Robert Burns 

 

 

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