poet Robert Burns

Robert Burns

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Auld Lang Syne

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...

Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2001
Poem Edited: Sunday, May 13, 2001

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  • Love it. (2/28/2019 5:18:00 PM)

    Love it. Big time.Monster big.

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  • Robert A. Burns (2/23/2018 2:28:00 PM)

    Please interpret the phrase Auld Lang Syne

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    Rusty(2/28/2019 5:20:00 PM)

    Old times sake

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  • Bill Wright (4/25/2016 9:46:00 AM)

    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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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (12/30/2015 9:14:00 AM)

    A lyrical poem that so interesting to recite in its own beauty.

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  • Esselebor EbhojieEsselebor Ebhojie (12/29/2015 3:03:00 AM)

    a passion that burns forever old acquaintances are like good wine getting better with age

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  • Naida Nepascua SupnetNaida Nepascua Supnet (7/14/2015 3:14:00 PM)

    We discuss this in our class and it was fun.

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (7/14/2015 2:31:00 PM)

    Robert Burns was a well versed Scottish poet capable of performing nice lyrical poems as the present one!

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  • Fabrizio FrosiniFabrizio Frosini (7/14/2015 1:37:00 PM)

    a great write.. a wonderful song..

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (7/14/2015 7:28:00 AM)

    I didn't know that the words to the popular song were taken from this poem by Robert Burns. The words to the song are slightly different, as I recall.
    As for the other verses, the reason nobody sings them:
    Nobody these days knows what they mean!

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  • Walterrean Salley (9/18/2014 5:24:00 AM)

    'Auld Lang Syne, ' a staple of the times as Robert Burns speaks from the grave. His song has touched many hearts. And without it, New Year's doesn't seem the song. What a beautiful song, full of harmony, memories and longing - Nostalgia. Wow! He'd be amazed to know... Thanks Mr. Burns.

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  • Walterrean Salley (9/18/2014 5:24:00 AM)

    'Auld Lang Syne, ' a staple of the times as Robert Burns speaks from the grave. His song has touched many hearts. And without it, New Year's doesn't seem the song. What a beautiful song, full of harmony, memories and longing - Nostalgia. Wow! He'd be amazed to know... Thanks Mr. Burns.

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (8/29/2014 4:36:00 PM)

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

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  • Ian Fraser (1/14/2011 8:40:00 AM)

    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(2/28/2019 5:27:00 PM)

    Everybody knows who this piece was written by!

    Rusty(2/28/2019 5:25:00 PM)

    Silly person! Everyone knows who penned it!

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