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What Are The Lyrics To Auld Lang Syne?

New Year's Eve 2012 In Times Square
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It happens every New Year’s Eve. The clock strikes midnight and you all try to sing Auld Lang Syne. We all can sing the “should old acquaintance be forgot” part and then it’s a bunch of drunken mumbling. I am here to help you sound a little smarter this New Year. Here are the actual lyrics in it’s modern English translation. Happy New Year and happy singing the correct lyrics for once.

 

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

CHORUS

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