Robert Burns

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Auld Lang Syne[1]

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o' auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp[2]!
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes
And pu'd the gowans[3] fine;
But we've wander'd mony a weary foot
Sin auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl'd[4] the burn,[5]
Frae mornin' sun till dine;
But seas between us braid[6] hae roar'd
Sin auld lang syne.

And there's a hand, my trusty fiere!
And gie's a hand o' thine!
And we'll tak a right guid willie[7] waught[8],
For auld lang syne.


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

gGlossary

[1]Long long ago
[2]a measure equal 2 english quarts, a drinking vessel
[3]Daisies
[4]paddled
[5]brook
[6]broad or broardly
[7]hearty
[8]drink

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