and auld lang syne forevermore via LaWhimsy
Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Auld Lang Syne

Word Nerd Header Apr 2016 via LaWhimsyAuld Lang Syne definition Word Nerd via LaWhimsyAuld Lang Syne means the good old times. Auld Lang Syne is Scottish and literally translates as “old long since”. Auld Land Syne was popularized as a poem written by Robert Burns in 1788, though it was being used in Scottish folk songs as early as the 1500’s.

Auld Lang Syne is often deemed the most popular song that nobody actually knows. Most everyone knows the first two lines but the rest is often a mumbled, blurry mix of random noises rather than true words or lyrics. Below I’ll provide the entire Auld Lang Syne song in it’s English translation, though the first two lines and the chorus are lovely on their own…

and auld lang syne forevermore via LaWhimsy

Auld Land Syne (Times Gone By)

Should old acquaintances be forgotten,
And never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintances be forgotten,
And auld lang syne.

Chorus

For times gone by, my dear
For auld lang syne,
We will take a cup of kindness yet
For auld lang syne.

We two have run about the hillsides
And pulled the daisies fine,
But we have wandered many a weary foot
For auld lang syne.

Chorus

We two have paddled in the stream
From noon till dine,
But seas between us broad have roared
Since auld lang syne.

Chorus

And there is a hand, my trusty friend,
And give us a hand of thine,
And we will take a goodwill drink (of ale)
For auld lang syne.

Chorus

And surely you will pay for your pint,
And surely I will pay for mine.
And we will take a cup of kindness yet
For auld lang syne!

Chorus

Now you know all the words to Auld Lang Syne and you can send off this year with aplomb! For times gone by I’ll take a cup of kindness yet and auld lang syne!

Namaste ~ Ella

*Check out the Word Nerd Index and my Word Nerd Pinterest Board for other superb words!

** If there’s a word you’d like to see added to the Word Nerd roster, please feel free to contact me or suggest it in the comments – I love feedback and recommendations!

Save

Save

Share Your Thoughts ~ I'd Love to Hear from You!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.