Should auld acquaintance be forgot

Representative Text

1 Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never bro't to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days of auld lang syne?

Refrain:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne;
We’ll tak' a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne.

2 We twa ha'e ran aboot the braes,
And pu’d the gowans fine,
We’ve wander’d mony a weary foot
Sin' auld lang syne. [Refrain]

3 And here’s a hand, my trusty frien',
And gie's a hand o’ thine;
We’ll tak' a cup o' kindness yet,
for auld lang syne. [Refrain]

Source: Seth Parker's Hymnal #206

Author: R. Burns

Burns, Robert. This poet's life had little in common with hymnology, although some of his pieces, in common with a few of Byron's, have come into use in Great Britain and America. His life, from his birth in the parish of Alloway, near Ayr, Jan. 25, 1759, to his death, at Dumfries, July 21, 1796, was one of varying lights and shadows, and has been told elsewhere, frequently and eloquently. It remains for us only to name his sacred pieces, their origin, and their use. Those in common use are:— 1. O Thou great Being! What Thou art. Lent. Burns's account of this piece as entered in his Common¬place Book, under the date of "March, 1784," is:— "There was a certain period of my life that my spirit was broken by repeated losses and disaste… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Should auld acquaintance be forgot
Author: R. Burns
Notes: Typically set to FAIR HAVEN.
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Christmas Caroling Songbook, 2nd Edition #9

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