Auld Lang Syne


Key: G*

Form: Reel

ABC

D2 | G3F G2B2 | A3G A2BA |G3G B2d2 | e6 e2 |
d3B B2G2 |A3G A2 BA | G3E E2D2 | G6 ||
e2 | d3B B2G2 | A3G A2e2 | d3B B2d2 |e6 g2 |
d3B B2G2 | A3G A2 BA |G3E E2D2 | G6 |]

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Sheet Music in PDFAuld Lang Syne

YouTube*:  

Source (if known): Trad. (tune)*

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Region: Scotland

*Notes:  Often played in G major but also in various keys to suit singers’ voices, as in the above video sung in A major.  Robert Burns wrote Lowland Scots lyrics for this old tune in 1788.  Here are lyrics in English:

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 tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint stowp!
And surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
Sin’ auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
Sin’ auld lang syne.

CHORUS

And there’s a hand, my trusty fere!
And gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak a right gude-willie waught,
For auld lang syne.

CHORUS