Do you know the lyrics to ‘Auld Lang Syne’?

Seeing how today is the last day of 2018, there will be a high chance for people to sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ to usher in the New Year while saying goodbye to the old.

But, how many if us really know the lyrics to it? Many of us just mumble through the verses and sing out loud only at the chorus! Even then, many also get the chorus wrong 🙂

Can you imagine – no one really knows the words to the song, even though it’s sung all over the world at the stroke of midnight! “Auld Lang Syne,” which means “times gone by,” is a Scottish tune written by poet Robert Burns in 1788. But only about 7% of Scots know the full lyrics, so don’t feel too bad about it.

When the clock strikes 12 tonight, you don’t have to fake your way anymore. The full song is actually quite long, but most of us never make it pass the second verse.

The lyrics are as follows:

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 jo,
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.

REPEAT CHORUS

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

REPEAT CHORUS

We twa hae paidl’d i’ the burn
Frae mornin’ sun till dine.
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
Sin auld lang syne.

REPEAT CHORUS

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
And gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak a right guid willy waught,
For auld lang syne.

REPEAT CHORUS

Should old acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And long, long ago.

REPEAT CHORUS

And for long, long ago, my dear
For long, long ago.
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet
For long, long ago.
And surely youll buy your pint-jug!
And surely I’ll buy mine!
And we’ll take a cup of kindness yet
For long, long ago.

REPEAT CHORUS

We two have run about the hills
And pulled the daisies fine;
But we’ve wandered manys the weary foot
Since long, long ago.

REPEAT CHORUS

We two have paddled in the stream,
From morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
Since long, long ago.

REPEAT CHORUS

And there’s a hand, my trusty friend!
And give us a hand of yours!
And we’ll take a deep draught of good-will
For long, long ago.

REPEAT CHORUS