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Auld Lang Syne

 

Auld Lang Syne : Lyrics
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

Chorus.-For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

Auld Lang Syne – lyrics

Meaning of Auld Lang Syne and Cup O’ Kindness
The Meaning of ‘Auld’ is “Old” and the meaning of ‘Lang Syne ‘ is “Long Since”. The lyrics “We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet” refers to the tradition of raising a glass, or a cup o’ kindness meaning with “good will, friendship and kind regard” and in remembrance of “noble deeds”. The custom of drinking a “health” at a special gathering to the prosperity  or good health of another dates back into antiquity. The old Christmas term  ‘Wassail’ derives from Old Norse phrase ‘ves heill’ meaning “be healthy”. So next time you sing Auld Lang Syne you’ll now know its meaning!

“For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.”

Auld Lang Syne : Meaning of Lyrics
The Auld Lang Syne lyrics actually consist of five verses and this full version of the Poem Auld Lang Syne is featured in the Christmas Poems section, complete with its history, its old origins and the meaning of the ancient Scottish words. The Auld Lang Syne song is traditionally accompanied by people joining hands in friendship as they look forward to the New Year ahead and pledging that whatever changes life may bring that old friends will not be forgotten.

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Author: thelastfurlong

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

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