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Auld Lang Syne
Robert Burns


Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?

And surely you'll buy your pint cup!
and surely I'll buy mine!
And we'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine;
But we've wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.

We two have paddled in the stream,

from morning sun till dine,
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

And there's a hand my trusty friend!
And give me a hand o' thine!
And we'll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.


For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
This poem is in the public domain.



Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) was born into a farming family in Scotland. Though he followed in his father's footsteps, working as a tenant farmer, Robert was a practicing poet and songwriter throughout his life, ultimately becoming known as Scotland's national poet. Nature was a favorite and constant theme of his poetry; other favorite subjects were class inequality and Scottish culture. 


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Oh, for these sentiments sent out to all of mankind. Burns stood for what was fine and fair as now we all must.
Posted 01/01/2019 01:45 PM
Happy New Year, Jayne. Thank you for another year of poetry.
Posted 01/01/2019 01:11 PM
Jean Colonomos-1:
Yes. Happy New Year!!!
Posted 01/01/2019 12:18 PM

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