Auld Lang Syne

By Vratika Singh in Festivals Tags: New Year Song

Burns original:

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 jo,
 for auld lang syne,
 we’ll tak a cup o’ 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.
CHORUS
We twa hae run about the braes,
 and pu’d the gowans fine ;
 But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
 sin auld lang syne.
CHORUS
We twa hae paidl’d i' 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 fiere !
 and gie's a hand o’ thine !
 And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught,
 for auld lang syne.
CHORUS

English translation

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.
CHORUS
We two have run about the slopes,
 and picked the daisies fine ;
 But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.
CHORUS
We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine† ;
 But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.
CHORUS
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.
CHORUS

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