Auld Lang Syne    (1790)

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And days of auld lang syne

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne
We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne

And here's a hand, my trusty friend
And gie's a hand o' thine
We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne

(Note: the last line of the first stanza of the original poem is "And auld lang syne", and there are
other stanzas no longer commonly sung; see below)

And surely ye'll be your pint-stoup !
And surely I'll be mine !
And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou'd the gowans fine ;
But we've wander'd mony a weary fit,
Sin' auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We twa hae paidl'd in the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin' auld lang syne.

CHORUS

Lyrics by Robert Burns.
Recorded by Guy Lombardo; many others.


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