Auld Lang Syne

(Most Popular Version)

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 take a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne

We twa hae run aboot the braes
And pou'd the gowans fine;
we've wander'd mony a weary foot
Sin' auld lang syne

We two hae paidled i' the burn,
Frae mornin' sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin' auld lang syne

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

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 take a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne


Auld Lang Syne

(Translated traditional version)

Should old friends be forgotten
and never remembered
Should old friends be forgotten
and the days they shared together

Chorus
For days now in the past, my dear
For days now in the past
We'll drink a toast of kind remembrance
For days now in the past

You can pay for your pint tankard
and I will pay for mine
We'll drink a toast of kind remembrance
For days now in the past

We two have run about the hillsides
and pulled wild daisies
but now we are far apart in distance
From those days now in the past

We two have paddled in the stream
from morning untill noon
but oceans now lie between us
since those days now in the past

So take my hand, my trusty friend
and give me your hand
and we will take a hearty drink together
In memory of those days now in the past



Old Scottish Dialect Version

(Earliest known written version
see http://www.tamoshanter.free-online.co.uk/Auldls.htm
for discussion of the lyrics and how Robert Burns came
to have it attributed to him.)

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never thought upon?
Let's hae a waught o' Malaga
For auld long syne.

Chorus
For auld lang syne, my jo
For auld lang syne
Let's hae a waught o' Malaga
For auld lang syne

And surely ye'11 be your pint stoup!
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne.
For auld etc

We two hae run about the braes
And pou't the gowans fine
But we've wander'd mony a weary foot
Sin auld lang syne
For auld etc

We twa hae paidl't in the burn
Frae morning sun till dine
But seas between us baith hae roar'd
Sin auld lang syne
For auld etc

And there's a han' my trusty fiere
And gie's a han' o' thine!
And we'll tak a right gudewilly waught
For auld lang syne!







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