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AULD LANG SYNE

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Transcript of AULD LANG SYNE

AULD LANG SYNE
WHAT DOES IT MEAN???
-The words Auld Lang Syne literally translates from
old Scottish
dialect meaning old long-ago or old long-since.
-The context of the song is about
love
and
friendship
in past times.
-A modern day translation would be
for old times' sake
or
to the good old days.
AULD LANG SYNE:
A HISTORY

TIMELINE
1796
-Robert Burns publishes the
poem "Auld Lang Syne" in
Scotland

-Burns revised the poem after he
heard an old man singing the lyrics
in the Ayrshire area of Scotland.

-The song is originally written in the
Old Scottish
language.
1929
- Bandleader
Guy Lombardo
play "Auld Lang Syne" at the
Roosevelt Hotel in NYC
, on New Year's Eve 1929.

-This performance popularized the song and made it into a tradition for New Year's.

-Lombardo's version of "Auld Lang Syne" was so popular that
Life
magazine wrote that if Lombardo failed to play "Auld Lang Syne," the American public would not believe that the new year had really arrived."
2014
This year, "Auld Lang Syne" was sung on
New Year's all over the World, including the following countries:

-
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, India and Pakistan

-In
Brazil, Portugal, France, Spain, Greece, Poland, and Germany
, this song is used to say goodbye to someone
TRANSLATION

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.
Days Long Ago
Should old acquaintances be forgotten
And never be remembered?
Should old acquaintances be forgotten
and days long ago?

Chorus:
For days long ago, my dear,
For days long ago
We'll drink a cup of kindness yet
For days long ago!
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