Tuesday, December 30, 2014

"Auld Lang Syne" Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?

Below you will find the lyrics for this traditional favorite in the English Translation (minimalist). I included a few interesting facts concerning this wonderful old song. I hope knowing the words to "Auld Lang Syne" in advance of the festivities will help you to enjoy your New Year celebration even more.
  •  "Auld Lang Syne" is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song." It is often sung to celebrate the start of the New Year, generally at the stroke of midnight.
  •  "Guy Lombardo is often credited with popularizing the use of the song at New Year’s celebrations, through his annual broadcasts on radio and television, beginning in 1929. The song became his trademark."

"Same Auld Lang Syne"

   As another year comes to a close we are reminded of the many major events that have taken place in the world and in our lives. Wars and fighting, new territories conquered, great heroes and heroines that we have lost, new friends we have made, babies that have born into our families - our children  Friends and relatives that have passed on through this world and into their eternal destiny. 

  There have been good times and not so good times, but those are the building blocks that construct and build the multi-levels and form the layers of our lives. Memories created and forever etched in our minds, hearts, thoughts and lives. This is the stuff that life is made of. So we take the good and the bad and make the best of it, choosing to highlight the good and joyful times.

   The New Year is rapidly approaching and as such, we plan our traditional New Year’s Eve parties. Bringing in the New Year with good food, music, prayer, hugging/kissing, we are grateful and thankful to be in good company during this special time as we usher in a fresh new year full of possibilities and potential.

   Countdown to the New Year begins at 10 seconds before midnight, and then as the clock strikes 12:00 o’clock midnight, it is time to share your rendition of the classic traditional song, "Auld Lang Syne". The only problem that can exist now is the possibility that you might not know or remember all the lyrics or words to the song, since it is not a tune that is sung on a regular basis throughout the year. The lyrics (words) to this traditional classic follows.

Wishing you a blessed and peaceful, Happy New Year!

"Auld Lang Syne" English Translation (minimalist)
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?

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.

We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.

We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine† ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give us a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.