Auld Lang Syne lyrics

Auld Lang Syne

Written in 1788 by Robert Burns and sung to a traditional Scottish folk melody, the song's title literally means 'old long since', but is the equivalent of such sayings as 'for old time's sake'

Auld Lang Syne words

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

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup of 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!

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou'd the gowans fine,
But we've wander'd monie 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 guid-willie waught,
For auld lang syne

Auld lang syne - times gone by
be pay for
braes - hills
braid - broad
burn - stream
dine - dinnertime

fiere - friend
fit - foot
gowans - daisies
guid-willie waught - goodwill drink
monie - many
morning sun - noon
paidl't - paddled
pint-stowp - pint tankard
pou'd - pulled
twa - two



Goodafternoon can you please pass some info on to my self where i can get a copy of auld lang syne as i need one for new years eve as it is my girl friends birthday and she is from glasgow and her parants are coming down to see her and just want to get a copy of it for her to practice

That's Auld Lang Syne right

That's Auld Lang Syne right above your post - you just need to print it off !!

The author of above is Robert

The author of above is Robert Burns. I'm assuming Rabbie was a typo. If anyone is interested another of his poems, Sweet Afton, was also adapted into a song by Nickel Creek. Sweet song

The Author above is Robert Reply.

Rabbie in scotland is another way of saying robert just as Rab is a scottish way of saying Rob here in scotland it's very common to call him Rabbie Burns rather than Robert.

Not a typo.

I'm assuming you musn't be Scottish... Rabbie is a well-known, affectionate abbreviation for Robert Burns in Scotland. You will find that most Scots refer to him as 'Rabbie Burns'. I know that I get goosebumps when I hear Auld Lang Syne and A Man's a Man for A' That. :)

Rabbie's not a typo. It's a

Rabbie's not a typo. It's a short form of Robert.

in response to being accused of a typo...

The word "Rabbie" is the scottish slang for the name Robert. And as Rabbie was a Scottish poet, it's only natural to call him by his Scottish name! :)

It's not Rabbie Burns, it's

It's not Rabbie Burns, it's Robbie Burns


It is pronounced Rabbie in the Scottish dialect.