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Auld Lang Syne


The title roughly means “Old long since” or “For old times’ sake.”
Words attributed to Robert Burns (1759-1796), 1788
Tune: Scottish melody published by George Thomson
Public Domain
1. Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne?
Refrain: For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We’ll take a cup of kindness yet, For auld lang syne.
2. 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.
3. We two have run about the slopes, And picked the daisies fine; But we’ve wandered many a weary foot, Since auld lang syne.
4. We two have paddled in the stream, From morning sun till dine; But seas between us broad have roared Since auld lang syne.
5. And there’s a hand my trusty friend! And give me a hand o’ thine! And we’ll take a right goodwill draught, For auld lang syne.
Scottish Words:
1. Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne?
Refrain: For auld lang syne, my jo, For auld lang syne, We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet, For auld lang syne.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.