Auld Lang Syne — a poem that became a song

Chorus
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

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

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

We twa hae paidl’t i’ the burn,
Frae mornin’ sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
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.

–Robert Burns, Scottish poet (1759 – 1796)

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2 thoughts on “Auld Lang Syne — a poem that became a song

  1. I had never realized that Robbie Burns wrote it.

  2. Obong eno says:

    Beautiful lines
    Thanks for sharing ❤️

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