Music Monday: Auld Lang Syne Rat Pack Style

The lyrics to Auld Lang Syne are essential for those wishing to ring in 2014 with a longstanding custom. The history and significance of this favorite New Year’s Eve song, conventionally sung at the strike of midnight, are captivating.

Auld Lang Syne is a Scottish poem composed by Robert Burns in 1788. It is sung to the folk tune Roud 6294. The term “Auld Lang Syne” translates to “Old Long Since,” and generally means ” days gone by.”

My personal favorite rendition of this popular song is the version performed by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. This version can be  found on The Rat Pack: Christmas With The Rat Pack (2002).

Auld Lang Syne lyrics (Traditional)

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

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld 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.

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

CHORUS
We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

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

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One thought on “Music Monday: Auld Lang Syne Rat Pack Style

  1. Pingback: Burning the “old man” in Bandra + a Canadian connect to ‘Auld Lang Syne’ – Happy New Year! « Every day adventures in Asia (mostly)

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