Auld Lang Syne

Posted: January 5, 2011 in Misc., Music & Lyrics, People, Places
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Been listening to this song at least 5 times a day now since Christmas. Well, the part of me that’s still stuck back in the old dusty lanes of my hometown refuses to let go – memories of times spent with family while growing up, with friends when we thought we had grown-up, with colleagues & GFs when we actually grew up and with new friends in a new city when we started growing old :)

The video below is of a version sung by Dougie MacLean in his strong yet mellow voice. Even better, it has the lyrics displayed alongside to help us with the pronunciation of this old song in new English.

I’m posting the full lyrics below, though I suggest you visit the Wikipedia article for various versions of the lyrics and a history of the song.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ensoi!

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Comments
  1. Scent of my heart says:

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    • raven says:

      Thanks for the comment! Will surely check the forum out. Though I must say, Monday potluck sounds more like illegal lottery scheme than a poetry forum :)

      Cheers!

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  2. Scent of my heart says:

    What a nice song, thanks for sharing and the lyrics!

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