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 lang 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.
             For auld, etc.

We twa hae run about the braes,
   And pou'd the gowans fine;
But we've wander'd mony a weary fitt,
  Sin' auld lang syne.
           For auld, &c.

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.
         For auld, etc.

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.
        For auld, etc.

Robert Burns



Taken from "The Poetical works of Robert Burns" (London & Glasgow Collins' Clear-Type Press)
with the inscription "This Volume is Dedicated by kind permission to the
Greenock Burns Club (instituted 1802) The oldest Burns club in existence."


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