Auld Lang Syne Poem by Robert Burns

Auld Lang Syne

Rating: 3.1


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

Chorus - For auld land syne, my dear,
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 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 briad hae roar'd
Sin' auld lang syne.

Chorus...

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

Chorus...

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ian Fraser 14 January 2011

How many of us (including English!) have sung this at New Year without knowing that it was by Robert Burns. I was delighted to read the other verses - like most people I imagine I didn't know it had any.

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Rusty 28 February 2019

Silly person! Everyone knows who penned it!

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Rusty 28 February 2019

Everybody knows who this piece was written by!

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It's really nice finding the lyrics to the Happy New Year song..

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 26 July 2021

A timeless poem with a great message.

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Suryendu Chaudhury 13 October 2020

It is not possible to explain the cadence, grace and mood of the poem in words. It's " sui generis" .

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Love it. 28 February 2019

Love it. Big time.Monster big.

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Robert A. Burns 23 February 2018

Please interpret the phrase Auld Lang Syne

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Rusty 28 February 2019

Old times sake

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Bill Wright 25 April 2016

Probably the most often sung song in the English language after Happy Birthday. Even Scots like me would have difficulty telling you what a few of the words mean exactly, but the gist of it is that good friendships last forever.

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