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Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

and never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

and auld lang syne?

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-stoup!

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 pou'd the gowans fine;

But we've wander'd mony a weary fit,

sin' auld lang syne.

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.

And there's a hand, my trusty fiere!

and gie's a hand o' thine!

And we'll tak' a right gude-willie waught,

for auld lang syne.


Alternative arrangement of traditional Scottish folk song.

The lyrics are from Robert Burns original verses of 1788.

The recording is used here with kind permission of Tryst.

Backing tracks provided with 3 part harmonies.

Includes National Geographic ‘The History of Auld Lang Syne’ video together with lyrics of this historical version.

Auld Lang Syne 1 - popular version performed by Jim Malcolm - link below.

The well known song Loch Lomond is arranged and performed the by the

Iain Thomson Band.