Thursday, December 31, 2015

Auld Lang Syne




Every year on this day we all hear the words to the song Auld Lang Syne. I have never actually listened to the whole song, I have always caught bits and pieces of it here and there. The lyrics are listed below with a link to the website that I found it on. The song actually originated as a poem by Robert Burns in 1778 and was later turned into a song, which is quite interesting. The first time it was played as a song was 1929 and that is when it became popular to use on New Years Eve. 

One of my favorite renditions that includes a snippet of the lyrics and instrumental is the song by Dan Fogelberg named Old Lang Syne. This is such a sad and hopeful song that truly shows the passage of time which is what the poem/song was originally intended for. The video is below. 

The words to Auld Lang Syne

Fancy singing along yourself? Here are the verses of the words to 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 foot
Sin auld lang syne.
Chorus
We twa hae paidl'd i' the burn,
Frae mornin' 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 guid willy waught,
For auld lang syne.
Chorus
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And long, long ago.
Chorus
And for long, long ago, my dear
For long, long ago,
We'll take a cup of kindness yet,
For long, long ago
And surely youll buy your pint-jug!
And surely I'll buy mine!
And we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
For long, long ago.
Chorus
We two have run about the hills
And pulled the daisies fine;
But we've wandered manys the weary foot
Since long, long ago.
Chorus
We two have paddled in the stream,
From morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
Since long, long ago.
Chorus
And there's a hand, my trusty friend!
And give us a hand of yours!
And we'll take a deep draught of good-will
For long, long ago.
Chorus

http://www.scotland.org/features/the-history-and-words-of-auld-lang-syne/  Please follow this link to read more about auld lang syne.


Here is a video clip of the song Old Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg. I hope you enjoy it. 

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