Lyrics - Auld Lang Syne - (Robert Burns, trad.)

This is certainly the most famous song to come from the pen of Robert Burns, the inspiration coming from an old Scots ballad. Sung at gatherings throughout the world this song has become the international anthem of the world as people of all creeds and colours join hands in celebration. The tune used in our version is an older one, sometimes called the "original" tune, although it is not certain whether it is the one Burns first applied to these words.

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

Surely you'll be your pint-stoup
Surely I'll be mine
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne

For auld lang syne, my Jo
For auld lang syne
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne

We twa hae rin aboot the braes
And pou'd the gowans fine
But we've wandered monie a weary fitt
Sin auld lang syne

We two hae paidl'd in the burn
Frae morning sun 'til dine
But the seas between us braid ha'e roar'd
Sin auld lang syne

And there's a haun, my trusty fiere
And gie's a haun o' thine
And we'll tak a richt gude Willie waught
For auld lang syne



Simply Burns


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