And there's a hand, my trusty fere! And gie's a hand o' thine! And we'll tak a right gude-willie waught, For auld lang syne. National Poetry Month. Materials for Teachers Teach This Poem. Poems for Kids. Poetry for Teens. Lesson Plans. Resources for Teachers. Academy of American Poets. American Poets Magazine. Poems Find and share the perfect poems. Auld Lang Syne. Chorus We twa hae run about the braes, And pou'd the gowans fine; But we've wander'd mony a weary fit, Sin' auld lang syne. Chorus We twa hae paidl'd in the burn, Frae morning sun till dine; But seas between us braid hae roar'd Sin' auld lang syne.
Auld Lang Syne And there's a hand, my trusty fere! This poem is in the public domain. Afton Water Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes, Auld Lang Syne gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise; My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream, Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream.
Thou stock-dove whose echo resounds through the glen, Ye wild whistling blackbirds in yon thorny den, Thou green-crested lapwing, thy screaming forbear, I charge you disturb not my slumbering fair. How lofty, sweet Afton, thy neighboring hills, Far marked with the courses of clear winding rills; There daily I wander as noon rises high, My flocks and my Mary's sweet cot in my eye.
How pleasant thy banks and green valleys below, Where wild in the woodlands the primroses blow; Auld Lang Syne oft as mild evening weeps over the lea, The sweet-scented birk shades my Mary and me. Thy crystal stream, Afton, how lovely it glides, And winds by the cot where my Mary resides; How wanton thy waters her snowy feet lave, As gathering sweet flowerets she stems thy clear wave. Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes, Flow gently, sweet river, the theme of my lays; My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream, Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dreams.
Robert Burns Burns is the most commonly credited poet, though other names have appeared in various histories of the phrase. He was so enamored with the phrase and its esteemed place in Scottish traditions that he submitted his poem to the Scots Musical Museum to preserve it forever.
In Scotland, where the phrase originated, New Year's celebrations are of unusual importance. The holiday is known as Hogmanay, and in some regions and households, it even holds more importance than Christmas.
Auld Lang Syne cultural standard can be traced to the Scottish Reformation era, when early Puritans and Presbyterians looked down upon extravagant Christmas celebrations as superstitious and unnecessary.
With Christmas celebrations restricted to the bare minimum, Hogmanay stole the spotlight as the main winter event. The "Auld Lang Syne" lyrics we know or pretend to know today are derived from the original poem, and are typically sung at New Year's Eve celebrations to reflect upon and recognize old friendships that have stood the test of time as a new year begins. Traces of the original Scots language are still there, but today's lyrics are comparatively easy to decipher:.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my jo, for auld lang syne, we'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet, for auld lang syne. Well, pretty much what it sounds like!
The term "cup o' kindness" describes the tradition of sharing a beverage among friends, or performing a toast to invoke good spirits, prosperity, kindness, and good will. Countless artists and Auld Lang Syne including Beethoven! But as far as 20th century and modern versions go, we have Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians to thank for the widespread popularity of the song.
Before Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve television special ascended to its place of domination on the airwaves, a radio broadcast show featuring Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians was the centerpiece of most families' New Year's Eve traditions.
From through the mids, Lombardo closed each show with "Auld Lang Syne, Auld Lang Syne. Country Life.
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