Auld Lang Syne meaning

Auld Lang Syne Meaning 

We always finish the night at the Ceilidh Club with Auld Lang Syne meaning Long, Long ago. The poem was written by Robert Burns and he used his Ayrshire dialect for it, so you find some discrepancy in exact translations. The song begins with the question – is it right to forget the past? It moves towards a celebration of remembering friendships. Normally we sing the first and last verse and then jump about a lot as the music speeds up. If you want to see it in action you can find out more at Ceilidh Club. Oh and a key tip is not to cross your arms until you sing ‘And here a and my trusty…..’

 

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-stoup!
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 pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
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 fiere!
and gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak’ a right gude-willie waught,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

Auld Lang Syne Meaning

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 me a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

If you want to experience this in real life come along to the Ceilidh Club

By |2017-04-17T09:18:16+00:00April 17th, 2017|poetry, Robert Burns|

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