|Name||:||Auld Lang Syne (With Lyrics And English Translation)|
|Date||:||01 January 2012|
We all sing Auld Lang Syne at midnight on December 31 but what are the lyrics? Most people don't know that it is a Scottish poem written in 1788 by Robert Burns and later set to the music of a folk song. I've put in the English translation.
This version of the song is by Dougie MacLean and is one of my favorite interpretations.
Update Dec 31 2017: - I posted this video exactly 6 year ago today. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and safe 2018!
2017 was challenging for so many due to the many natural disasters around the world. But with each disaster there were others willing to step in and attempt to relieve some of that hardship, exercising the best of the human spirit.
From 6 years of comments on this video I now know why this song has lasted over 200 years. It's about our connection with others. The kind of connection that binds you to someone forever: loyalty, friendship, kindness, love; Even though that person might not be with you anymore. It's about the human spirit's ability to hope for the future while enduring rough times by remembering these precious human attributes.
Thank you for your comments and all the well wishes and blessings you have sent to me over these past 6 years.
As we ring in 2018 remember to take a cup of kindness for the days of auld lang syne.
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