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Auld Lang Syne lyrics

Ringing in the new year

New Year’s Eve—You are at a party to ring in the new year, and it is approaching  midnight. The countdown begins to sing Auld Lang Syne.  Do you know the word? I bet not.

Wordsbybob is here to help you.  Below are the lyrics for the song you fake your way through once a year.

First, you should know it comes from Scottish poem that most attribute to Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns. It was composed in1788, and is sung to the traditional folk tune Roud 6294.

Auld Lang Syne means “old long since.” We now take this to mean “long, long ago” or “days gone by.”

Here is what you should be singing as you welcome the new year.
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?

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.

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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.