and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?CHORUS:For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
and surely I’ll buy mine !
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.CHORUSWe two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a wearyfoot,
since auld lang syne.CHORUSWe two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.CHORUSAnd there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give us a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.
Auld Lang Syne, a poem written by the Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788, is often sung on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next. Poised at midnight on the cusp of December 31 and January 1, we pause to reflect on the year we just completed and anticipate the year we’re about to begin. Whether 2009 was a good or bad year does not seem to matter at this moment, because 2010 beckons eagerly with promises to be better; resolutions are made to improve and grow, and the resolutions made this time last year seem far far away. We drink to happiness and health – and all across the world people celebrate the promise of new beginnings that can only come from another year’s conclusion.