Auld Lang Syne: Robert Burns

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to min’?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
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 wandered mony a weary foot
Sin’ auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidled i’ the burn,
From morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid have roared
Sin’ auld lang syne.

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere,
And gie’s a hand o’ thine;
And we’ll tak’ a right guid-willie waught,
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.

Robert Burns

Auld Lang Syne

Although I have no Scottish blood, so far as I know, it is the custom of my tribe to sing this every New Year’s Eve. As I am an old lady of 64 summers, it is beginning to irk me that neither I nor anyone else that I spend New Year’s Eve with seems to know anything more than the first verse.

I hereby challenge the world. Please, please, before 31st December 2013, learn a couple more verses or do not attempt to sing this!

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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