Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year!

Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to min'?
Should auld acquaintaince be forgot,
And days o' lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet

For auld lang syne.

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.

We twa hae paidl't i' the burn,
From morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin auld lang syne.

And here'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.

And surely you'll be your pint-stowp
And surely I'll be mine;
And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne.

-- Robert Burns (1759-1796)

The Poetical Works of Robert Burns
Edited by the Rev. Robert Aris Wilmot
Boston: Lee and Shepard, Publishers (1872)

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