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Posted By: Murray MacLeod
27-Dec-00 - 02:03 PM
Thread Name: Auld Lang Syne
Subject: RE: Auld Lang Syne
Glad you did Barry, if only to correct the mistaken opinion of Matt R (the artist formerly known as Mbo) that the version by the Cast is definitive. It is ruined for me by Dave Francis pronouncing "Syne" as "Zyne". Middle class Scots should always take the time to research how the Scots language is actually spoken by the people who speak it. I still shudder at one recording I have of the "Freedom Come all Ye", where the singer pronounces "geans" as "jeans"

Yours pedantically