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English Song Lyrics - January 2007

 New Year's Day

Auld Lang Syne

The song "Auld Lang Syne" is usually sung each year at midnight on New Year's Eve (Hogmanay in Scotland) in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, and Canada, it signifies the start of a new year.

 

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

And days of auld lang syne?

Chorus

*For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne
We'll take a cup o'kindness yet
For auld lang syne



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We twa hae run about the braes
And pou'd the gowans fine*
But we've wander'd mony a weary fitt
Sin' auld lang syne.

Chorus

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.

Chorus

And there's a hand, my trusty feire

And gie's a hand o' thine

And *we'll tak a right gude-willie waught

For auld lang syne.

Chorus

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.

Thanks to Lusobrandane for the correction. 

 

* For auld lang syne - for old times sake.
*
we twa hae run about the braes
* And pou'd the gowans fine - and picked the daisies.
* mony a weary fitt - many a weary foot
* We twa hae paidl'd in the burn - We two have paddled in the stream
* Frae morning sun till dine - From dawn till dinner time.
* And we'll tak a right gude-willie waught - We'll take a good will drink
* ye'll be your pint-stowp - You'll buy your pint cup

There's also a fun version from Die Toten Hosen:-

 

Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind,
Should old acquaintance be forgot and the days of auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet for the sake of auld lang syne.

Let's have a drink or maybe two or maybe three or four
or five or six or seven or eight or maybe even more.

For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne,
We'll take a cup of kindness yet for the sake of auld lang syne.

And when it gets to closing time and if you still want more,
I know a pub in Inverness that never shuts the door.

For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne,
We'll take a cup of kindness yet for the sake of auld lang syne.