Robert Burns - Burns' Night 26th January

Burns Night is a celebration of the Scottish Poet (Bard/Makar).  His songs and poems are known throughout the world. Find out more about Burns, his songs and poems and the Burns Night traditions.

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This is one of the most popular songs in the UK. People sing it on different occasions like national holidays- Hogmany, weddings, birthdays and any kind of celebrations that get people together. It's about friendship and it's written in scottish language. Some other countries sing it as well but with slightly different rhymes.

      Auld Lang Syne

                                       By Rabbie Burns

 

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

Chorus   (Join hands and swing arms)

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.


            (Cross your arms in front of you ….)
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.


Chorus  (Sing faster and jog forwards and back again!)
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

 

                   This is a short version for parties!


Date last modified: Mon 9th February 2015