Auld Lang Syne

joolsmithjoolsmith Posts: 823
edited 12/29/08 in Off Topic
This is the one song that I think BJ can't sing, but I'm sure that this week, he along with many millions, will.
So you can start rehearsing for the "bells" here are the proper words to Robert Burns song: Auld Lang Syne (btw: syne is pronounced sign)

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

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup of 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!
For auld etc.......

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou'd the gowans fine,
But we've wander'd monie a weary fit,
Sin auld lang syne.
For auld etc.......

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.
For auld etc........

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

Normally the only verses sung are one and five.

Just in case Burn's language is a little strange here are the meanings:
Auld lang syne; times gone by
be; pay for, buy
braes; hills
braid; broad, wide
burn; stream, brook
dine; dinner time
fiere; friend
fit; foot
gowans; daisies
guid-willie waught; goodwill drink (always interesting to hear non-scots pronounce this one)
monie; many
morning sun; noon, midday
paidl't; paddled (remove socks and shoes and walk in water)
pint-stowp; pint tankard
pou'd; pulled
twa; two

Have a very happy new year.

Jools
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