Auld Lang Syne Lyrics

Read, or even sing, the Auld Lang Syne lyrics you’ll find below. This traditional New Year song is a poem written by the Scottish poet Robert Burns, although parts of it can be found in folk songs predating Burns.

According to Wikipedia, “the song’s Scots title may be translated into English literally as ‘old long since’, or …’long long ago’, ‘days gone by’ or ‘old times’. Consequently ’For auld lang syne’ … is loosely translated as ‘for (the sake of) old times’”.

Here is the English version followed by Robert Burns version. See how many of the lyrics you actually know.


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Auld Lang Syne Lyrics


English Version

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)




Robert Burns Version

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)



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