Auld Lang Syne 

As another year is about to end and we are making party plans, resolutions, etc. We are ringing out the old, bringing in the new, we all start singing the familiar song but does anyone even know the words to Auld Lang Syne? Did you know there are more verses? What on earth does it all even mean? Well, I’m going to tell you. It ‘s a Scottish friendship song. Here is the song as the Scottish sing  it. Most of us only know the chorus and the cup of kindness is a drink shared between women and men. So drink up, sing along and who cares if you know the words! Happy New Year! 

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And auld lang syne.
Chorus:
For auld lang syne, my jo,

For auld lang syne,

We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,

For 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.
Chorus
We twa hae run about the braes

And pu’d the gowans fine;

But we’ve wander’d mony a weary foot

Sin auld lang syne.
Chorus
We twa hae paidl’d i’ the burn,

Frae mornin’ sun till dine;

But seas between us braid hae roar’d

Sin auld lang syne.
Chorus
And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!

And gie’s a hand o’ thine!

And we’ll tak a right guid willy waught,

For auld lang syne.
Chorus
Should old acquaintance be forgot,

And never brought to mind?

Should old acquaintance be forgot,

And long, long ago.
Chorus
And for long, long ago, my dear

For long, long ago,

We’ll take a cup of kindness yet,

For long, long ago
And surely youll buy your pint-jug!

And surely I’ll buy mine!

And we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,

For long, long ago.
Chorus
We two have run about the hills

And pulled the daisies fine;

But we’ve wandered manys the weary foot

Since long, long ago.
Chorus
We two have paddled in the stream,

From morning sun till dine;

But seas between us broad have roared

Since long, long ago.
Chorus
And there’s a hand, my trusty friend!

And give us a hand of yours!

And we’ll take a deep draught of good-will

For long, long ago.
Chorus

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