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Ian Kirk 31 Dec 98 - 11:10 AM
Craig Cockburn 02 Jan 00 - 04:52 PM
Bruce O. 02 Jan 00 - 05:24 PM
GUEST,Linksfiend 03 Nov 02 - 03:13 PM
Freso 03 Nov 02 - 05:49 PM
GUEST,Linksfiend 03 Nov 02 - 05:55 PM
Freso 03 Nov 02 - 06:01 PM
GUEST,Linksfiend 03 Nov 02 - 06:20 PM
masato sakurai 03 Nov 02 - 09:01 PM
Freso 04 Nov 02 - 06:23 PM
Clinton Hammond 04 Nov 02 - 07:22 PM
Susanne (skw) 04 Nov 02 - 07:51 PM
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Subject: MUS ADD - Auld Lang Syne
From: Ian Kirk
Date: 31 Dec 98 - 11:10 AM

Happy New Year all. I found a couple of different tunes for Auld Lang Syne in the Digitrad database but here's another one. I heard it on a tape of various Scottish Bands and I know no more about it apart from the fact that is is a lovely melody that fits the words perfectly in my 'umble opinion

X:0
T:Auld Lang Syne
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:G
Q:160
B |\
B3 c d2 B2 |\
A3 G G3 G |\
G2 g2 f2 g2 |\
e6 f2 |\
gg3/2g f2 ed e2 |\
d2 A4 gf |\
e2 d2 BABd |\
e4 ::

I'll raise a glass to all the Mudcatters when it gets to midnight here in the UK. And as my old man who was from Fife, Scotland used to say

"Here's to us
Was like us
Damn few
And their all dead"

Happy New Year

Ian


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Subject: RE: MUS ADD - Auld Langs Syne
From: Craig Cockburn
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 04:52 PM

The Cast have recorded the traditional version of Auld Lang Syne (ie not the popular tune) and if you'd like to hear it, follow this link: http://www.scottish-music.com/auldlangsyne.html

There's links there to samples of the song.


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Subject: RE: MUS ADD - Auld Langs Syne
From: Bruce O.
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 05:24 PM

There are ABCs of two versions of old "Auld Lang Syne" on my website in file S2.HTM and 7 of the newer one. www.erols.com/olsonw


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Subject: Tune Req: Auld Lang Syne
From: GUEST,Linksfiend
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 03:13 PM

Can anyone recommend a good recording of Auld Lang Syne? I'm trying to find something with pipes, vocals and more than the typical two verses.

Click for Danish version


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Auld Lang Syne
From: Freso
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 05:49 PM

Hm... just thinking aloud now, and has nothing to do with asked question, but... do you live in Denmark, Copenhagen?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Auld Lang Syne
From: GUEST,Linksfiend
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 05:55 PM

Not that I understand the question... but no -- Buffalo, NY


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Auld Lang Syne
From: Freso
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 06:01 PM

Mmkay then, thought you were a friend of mine for whom I sang the song earlier, the same friend who once told me about this site... so, yeah, I was just wondering :)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Auld Lang Syne
From: GUEST,Linksfiend
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 06:20 PM

OK... Great site though, ain't it


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Subject: Lyr Add: AULD LANG SYNE (Scots Musical Museum)
From: masato sakurai
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 09:01 PM

The Scots Musical Museum version, which Burns contributed, is not in the DT. This is the one in James Kinsley's Burns: Poems and Songs (Oxford, 1969, p, 353). Copied from a reprinted edition of The Scots Musical Museum (four-volume edition, 1853; Folklore Associates, 1962, p. 426; with the original tune).

Auld lang syne.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

 Chorus:
 For auld lang syne my jo,
 For auld lang syne,
 We'll tak a *cup o' kindness yet
 for auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
 For auld, &c.

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.
 For auld, &c.

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.
 For auld, &c.

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.
 For auld, &c.

*Some Sing, Kiss, in place of Cup. [--original note]

Ronnie Brown sings this version on The Complete Songs of Robert Burns, volume 3 (Linn Records CKD 062) [also on Auld Lang Syne: A fine slection of popular Robert Burns songs (Linn Records CKD 088)]. Rod Paterson's singing (also with the original tune) is based on this, but the order of subsequent verses are changed (on Celtic Collections, vol. 2: Songs of Robert Burns (CDGMP 8002). I have heard Jean Redpath's recording.

The first setting with the now well-known tune [that of "O Can Ye Labor Lea"] is in George Thomson's Select Collection of Original Scot[t]ish Airs (1779) [photo of the page is in James J. Fuld, The Book of World-Famous Music, plate I], under the title of "Should auld acquaintence be forgot," whose setting is by Czech composer Leopold Kozeluch. The Kozeluch version was a two-part song, which was "simplified." His original setting (1798) was a four-part song with violin, cello, and piano accompaniments, and is on Scottish Early Music Consort's Burns: Songs & Music (Chandos CHAN 8636) [= Auld Scottish Sangs: Scots songs collected by Robert Burns (Chaconne/Chandos CHAN 0581)].

George Thomson asked Beethoven to provide an arrangement, which is on Complete Beethoven Edition, vol.17 [Volkslied-Bearbeitungen] (Deutsche Grammophon 453 786-2) [Felicity Lott (soprano), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Thomas Allen (bariton)] and on The New York Vocal Arts Ensemble, Beethoven Folk Song Arrangements for Vocal Ensemble (Arabesque Z6672).

There're hundreds of recordings (search Amazon, Yahoo, CD NOW, CD Universe, Barnes & Noble). Some interesting recordings (at least to me) are on these CDs: Dame Nellie Melba (Larrikin CDLRH221) [recorded 1905]; V.A., The Star o' Rabbie Burns (Moidart Music Group MIDCD 004) [sung by Peter Dawson (recorded 1930)]; Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus and Moira Anderson (soprano), Songs of Scotland (ASV CD WHL 2087); V.A., Songs of Scotland: A Celebration of the Magic of Scotland (Music Digital CD 6062) [John Laurie (reading) / The Regimental Band of the Grenadier Guards with Guest Pipers]; V.A., New Orleans Brass Bands: Down Yonder (Rounder CD 11562) [Dejan's Olympia Brass Band]; V.A., Alligator Stomp, vol.4: Cajun Christmas (Rhino R2 71058) [Michael Doucet (fiddle) and others].

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Auld Lang Syne
From: Freso
Date: 04 Nov 02 - 06:23 PM

It is indeed, Linksfiend! :)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Auld Lang Syne
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 04 Nov 02 - 07:22 PM

Sometime soon "An Oddly Distracting Christmas" will be available on Oddenough.com... on it will be my recording of Auld Lang Syne... I sing the verses in the the 'original' tune and the chorus in the typical tune... it's taken some work to wrap my head around it, but I think it's kinda cool...

I'll also be recording most of the verses above, but might leave off one so there's room for an instrumental bit...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Auld Lang Syne
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 04 Nov 02 - 07:51 PM

Try to find Ian Bruce's 'Alloway Tales'. He sings about five verses to the original tune, which isn't as sickly-sweet as the usual one. No skirl o' the pipes, though, IIRR!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Auld Lang Syne
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 05 Nov 02 - 03:40 AM

Ta, Susanne---I like the original tune, I like Ian Bruce---I'll be howkin' aroond--


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Auld Lang Syne
From: masato sakurai
Date: 05 Nov 02 - 05:11 AM

Thanks, Susanne, I didn't know the Ian Bruce CD.

Sound clips for the original version:

Ronnie Browne, whose name is Browne.

Jean Redpath

Ian Bruce

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Auld Lang Syne
From: Bullfrog Jones
Date: 05 Nov 02 - 05:19 AM

For reference, my Pictish friends tell me that the 'S' in Syne should be soft. They get upset at people who sing Auld Lang Zyne, and you know what they're like when they get upset!

BJ


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