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For no other reason than I have some time to kill before the party starts (and you couldn't get me out to Times Square on a night like this if you paid me my weight in melange) I present here the original 1788 Robert Burns’ Scots lyrics to Auld Lang Syne. WARNING: Use sparingly and only while inebriated.

 

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And never brought to mind ?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And days o' lang syne ?

 

CHORUS:

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-stowp !

And surely I’ll be mine !

And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,

For auld lang syne.

 

CHORUS

 

We twa hae run about the braes,

And pu’d the gowans fine ;

But we’ve wander’d mony a weary foot,

Sin auld lang syne.

 

CHORUS

We twa hae paidl’d i' the burn,

Frae morning sun till dine ;

But seas between us braid hae roar’d

Sin auld lang syne.

 

CHORUS

 

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere !

And gie's a hand o’ thine !

And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught,

For auld lang syne.

 

CHORUS

 

So now you don't have to fight over the lyrics.

You're welcome.

-Thoth.

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If you really want to impress us, upload an MP3 of you singing it.

Trust me, Isaac. No one was ever impressed by my singing.

 

However, if you have a singing Jones on, consider learning the song here and uploading your own version.

 

Waiting to be impressed,

-Thoth.

 

BTW: Exactly where in Colorado is South Park?

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For no other reason than I have some time to kill before the party starts (and you couldn't get me out to Times Square on a night like this if you paid me my weight in melange) I present here the original 1788 Robert Burns’ Scots lyrics to Auld Lang Syne. WARNING: Use sparingly and only while inebriated.

 

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And never brought to mind ?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And days o' lang syne ?

 

CHORUS:

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-stowp !

And surely I’ll be mine !

And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,

For auld lang syne.

 

CHORUS

 

We twa hae run about the braes,

And pu’d the gowans fine ;

But we’ve wander’d mony a weary foot,

Sin auld lang syne.

 

CHORUS

We twa hae paidl’d i' the burn,

Frae morning sun till dine ;

But seas between us braid hae roar’d

Sin auld lang syne.

 

CHORUS

 

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere !

And gie's a hand o’ thine !

And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught,

For auld lang syne.

 

CHORUS

 

So now you don't have to fight over the lyrics.

You're welcome.

-Thoth.

As a Scotswoman born and bred--and me ol' grandda was from the same toon as Rabbie Burns, to boot (true!)--let me point out to the Yanks among us that "syne" is pronounced like "sign" and not with a Z. It is Scots for "since."

 

Now that you know that, you may sing to your heart's content. :mellow:

 

On the issue of why the bonny lads are pu'ing gowans and what a right gude-willy waught may be when it's at home, even my ancestry cannot provide assistance. :P

 

Happy New Year to a'!

Marguerite

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It's in the mountains. :P

Ah! I thought as much. The thin air explains the adult's behavior and why the kids seem unaffected (i.e., lower oxygen requirements). Now I can begin my Google Satellite search. (Next up: Springfield!)

:mellow:

-Thoth.

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As a Scotswoman born and bred--and me ol' grandda was from the same toon as Rabbie Burns, to boot (true!)--let me point out to the Yanks among us that "syne" is pronounced like "sign" and not with a Z. It is Scots for "since."

 

Now that you know that, you may sing to your heart's content. :mellow:

 

On the issue of why the bonny lads are pu'ing gowans and what a right gude-willy waught may be when it's at home, even my ancestry cannot provide assistance. :P

Our bonny fiere Marguerite is correct, of course. As for ye rest, click here for a translation.

 

And, sure and begorrah, nie o' speck o' the ol'Irish inna mae.

-Mac'Thoth.

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