Auld Lang Syne

Words by Robert Burns

Traditional Scottish Tune


       C                 F     G7

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

    C                F

And never brought to mind,

       C                 Dm    G7

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

    F       G7        C

And days of 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!


And surely you'll be your pint stowp, and surely I'll be mine.

And we'll drink a richt guid willy waught, for auld lang syne.




We twa hae run aboot the braes, and pu'd the gowans fine,

But we've wandered monie a wearie fit', since auld lang syne.




We twa hae paided in the burn, frae morning sun till dine.

But seas a'tween us braid hae roared, since auld lang syne.




And here's a hand, my trusty friend, and gie's a hand o' thine.

We'll take a cup o' kindness, yet. for auld lang syne.




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