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"Auld Lang Syne" Lyrics

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Did you ever get caught at the strike of midnight with no clue as to what the heck your fellow party guests are singing? We have your cheat sheet right here!

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"Auld Lang Syne" is a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song, Roud # 6294. It is often sung to ring in the new year at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day.

The modern day definition of "Auld Lang Syne" -- after being translated from Scottish (we know they speak English in Scotland, but the dialect is different!) -- is "for old times sake" or "to the good old days!"

Here are the lyrics:

"Auld Lang Syne"

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old times since?

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.

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

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

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


Finally ... now we know!

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Me! December 30, 2008, 4:24 PM

Thanks I could not think of the words : )

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