• Diane M Kellogg

For the Sake of Auld Lang Syne


Originally attributed to Robert Burns in 1778, the song Auld Lang Syne has been greeting

many a generation as the years have passed. Based on an older Scottish folk song, it is in the Scots language. It was set to music in 1799. The photo above is the artwork of sheet music from 1922.


Sing along as you read the lyrics below...or listen to the 1946 version from the classic movie 'It's a Wonderful LIfe.' Just lick on the movie poster below.

Auld Lang Syne

by Robert Burns.


Should auld acquaintance be forgot

And never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot

And days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear

For auld lang syne

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet

For days of auld lang syne

We twa hae run about the braes

And pu'd the gowans fine

But we've wander'd mony a weary fit

Sin days of auld lang syne

And we twa hae paidl'd I' the burn

Frae morning sun 'til dine

But seas between us braid hae roar'd

Sin days of auld lang syne

For auld lang syne, my dear

For auld lang syne

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet

For days of 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

And there's a hand, my trusty fiere

And gie's a hand o' thine

And we'll tak a right gude-willy waught

For 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

For auld lang syne, my dear

For auld lang syne

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet

For auld lang syne


Sheet music photo, circa 1922. Unsplash.com

Movie poster, circa 1946. RKO Pictures. Public Domain.

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