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Thread #16346   Message #152096
Posted By: Bev Lawton
20-Dec-99 - 05:07 PM
Thread Name: Auld Lang Syne
Subject: Lyr Add: AULD LANG SYNE
The original was not wholly written by Robert Burns in the 1780's but here is a rough translation:

Original Lyrics
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup of kindness yet,
For auld lang syne!

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o' lang syne?

And surely you'll be your pint-stowp,
And surely I'll be mine,
And we'll tak a cup of kindness yet,
For auld lang syne!

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou'd the gowans fine,
But we've wandered monie a weary fit,
Sin auld lang syne

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.

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

Translation
For "old long since," or "old times,"
For old times,
We'll have a drink
For old times.

Should old friends be forgotten?
And never remembered?
Should old friends be forgotten?
And old times?

You'll pay for your pint
And I for mine,
And we'll have a drink
For old times.

We've run about the hillsides
and picked the daisies,
But we've wandered many weary steps
Since old times.

We've waded in the stream
From sunrise to dinner-time,
But broad seas have separated us
Since then

Here's my hand, companion,
Give me yours.
We'll have a goodwill drink
For old times' sake.

Bev Lawton
Line Breaks <br> added.
-Joe Offer-