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For Auld Lang Syne

“For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne.”

These words Scottish poet Robert Burns collected from old folk tales to pen Auld Lang Syne in 1788 bids the old year farewell. It is traditionally sang at the strike of the new year but is also sung at other farewells. And to 2010 we say good riddance. May 2011 bring peace, fairness, and prosperity. May it be a Rave to the Nth degree.

In this video Kevin Thomson sings Auld Lang Syne in the original Scots verse to the original tune.

AULD LANG SYNE

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 jo,
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.

CHORUS

We twa hae run about the braes,
and pu’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
sin auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We twa hae paidl’d i’ the burn,
frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin auld lang syne.

CHORUS

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
and gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

04/01/2011. Category: People. Topic: .

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