Mudcat Café message #152100 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16346   Message #152100
Posted By: Mbo
20-Dec-99 - 05:21 PM
Thread Name: Auld Lang Syne
Subject: RE: Auld Lang Syne
The Cast does an excellent version of the song, with the lyrics printed above. They use the ORIGINAL tune that Burns set it to, not that overworn, annoying one that everyone knows. The Cast shows us how Robert Burns REALLY wanted it to sound, a quiet, nostalgic commentary on the YEARS (plural) past, and not a boozy celebration where no one remembers anything past the first verse, sings the lyrics wrong, doesn't have the slightest idea of what a willie-waught is. BTW I love that phrase "A right guid willie-waught."!

--Mbo