Saturday, June 23, 2012

Auld Lang Syne

Traditional Scottish?
Robert Burns claimed not to have written the song, but to have "taken it down" from an old man, and perhaps that's true. Most people attribute it to him anyway. This melody is by the Tannahill Weavers.

We twa hae rin aboot the braes
And pu'd the gowans fine
We've wandered many's a weary fit
Since the days of auld lang syne

We twa hae paidled in the burn
Frae morning sun til dine
But seas between us brade hae roared
Since auld lang syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought tae mind?
We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet
For the sake o' auld lang syne

So here's a hand, my trusty fiere
And gie's a hand o' thine
We'll drink a right gude willy waught
For the sake o' 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

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