Auld Lang Syne

Published: Monday 30th Dec 2013

Written by: Laura Foster

This is the scene for me every year….. It’s New Year’s Eve, the clock is about to strike midnight and after a glass or two of bubbly the last thing I’m going to remember is the traditional lyrics to sing Auld Lang Syne and will somehow manage to mumble my way through hoping no-one will notice, however obviously singing extra loud at the chorus that I know so well!

So this year I thought it would be good to be reminded of the lyrics of the Scottish poem meaning “days gone by” composed by Robert Burns that everyone (mainly me!) could practice in preparation for the big night.

See below………….

Should old acquaintance be forgot,and never brought to mind ?Should old acquaintance be forgot,and old lang syne ?

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

And surely you’ll buy your pint cup!and surely I’ll buy mine!And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,for auld lang syne.CHORUSWe two have run about the slopes,and picked the daisies fine ;But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,since auld lang syne.CHORUSWe two have paddled in the stream,from morning sun till dine† ;But seas between us broad have roaredsince auld lang syne.CHORUSAnd there’s a hand my trusty friend!And give me a hand o’ thine!And we’ll take a right good-will draught,for auld lang syne.CHORUS

Happy New Year!! X

Laura Foster
Laura Foster


Enjoys running, cycling, going to the theatre and supporting Norwich City Football Club.


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