Mudcat Café message #152175 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16346   Message #152175
Posted By: T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird)
20-Dec-99 - 08:18 PM
Thread Name: Auld Lang Syne
Subject: RE: Auld Lang Syne
The Words were published in Johnson's Scots Musical Museum to a tune which had been published in Playford's Original Scotch Tunes, 1700, to the title For old long Gine my jo and several other times in the 1700s. The words were published again with the vulgate tune in Thomson's Scotish Airs. A form of this latter tune had been used in the Scots Musical Museum with a different set of words, "O can ye labor lea".

It may be of interest that in the U.S. the vulgate melody appeared as a hymn-tune in Samuel Wakefield's The Western Harp (Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, 1843) under the title Kirkland.

T.