Mudcat Café message #152119 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16346   Message #152119
Posted By: Curtis & Loretta
20-Dec-99 - 06:21 PM
Thread Name: Auld Lang Syne
Subject: RE: Auld Lang Syne
Thanks for all the info, everyone. So, the consensus is that the melody now commonly in use is not the original melody... Was the original melody one written by Burns, or did he only write the words, and set it to some old Scottish melody? Anybody know what year he wrote it?

And how did the new melody come about? Through that mysterious, "folk process" of being sung and handed down through the years???? Or some other event?