Auld Lang Syne

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  1. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Just in case anyone needs to know the words for that all important moment of the start of the new year

    Brian


    Auld Lang Syne

    "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

    For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne
    We'll take a cup of 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

    For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne
    We'll take a cup of kindness yet, for 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

    For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne
    We'll take a cup of kindness yet, for 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

    For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne
    We'll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne."
     
  2. Cyclops

    Cyclops Active Member

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    Nice post & timing.
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    In the culture i was brought up in it was always sung at the end of an evenings entertainment
    And of course to mark the end of the old year
    in a couple of hours i will head up to the top of the hill overlooking the town for the bells

    Brian
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    To all you and yours,

    A Safe and Happy New Year!!

    For Auld Lang Syne.

    TQ
     
  5. drbeard

    drbeard Member

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    a happy and healthy new year to you all,ride free!
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Thanks for posting the words Brian, and to all Happy New Year, may we all be blessed and continue our work here:s
     
  7. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Hope everyone has a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Hope your head aches get less and less:s
     
  9. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Thanks Jack.
     
  10. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    And for those (like me) that wonder what "auld lang syne" means, here's a clip from Wikipedia.

    The song's Scots title may be translated into English literally as "old long since", or more idiomatically, "long long ago",[3] "days gone by" or "old times". Consequently "For auld lang syne", as it appears in the first line of the chorus, is loosely translated as "for (the sake of) old times".

    Thanks for the post Fin. Now I know something I didn't when I woke up today.
     
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