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Saturday, December 31, 2005

Lads and Lassies, Do ye ken the real words to Auld Lang Syne?

Every New Year's Eve, people all over the country try to sing this song and louse it up pretty badly. Most simply do not know the words, or do not know the correct pronunciation, etc

The Scottish blood in my veins will not satisifed if I don't try to help this in some fashion. I will be talking more about the author of this song, Scotland's National Poet, Robert Burns, later in January, but for are the complete words to Auld Lang Syne. Learn them and amaze your friends and family.

Yours Aye

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

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 pou'd the gowans fine;
But we've wander'd mony a weary fit,
Sin' auld lang syne.


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.


And there's a hand, my trusty fiere!
And gie's a hand o' thine!
And we'll tak a right gude-willie waught,
For auld lang syne.



auld lang syne - times gone by
be - pay for
braes - hills
braid - broad
burn - stream
dine - dinner time
fiere - friend
fit - foot
gowans - daisies
guid-willie waught - goodwill drink
monie - many
morning sun - noon
paidl't - paddled
pint-stowp - pint tankard
pou'd - pulled
twa - two


At 12:05 PM, Anonymous Melissa said...

Now that age old question has been answered:) Thanks for the enlightenment!

At 12:15 PM, Blogger D L Ennis said...

This is cool Jeff!


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