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Auld Lang Syne Lyrics by Robert Burns (1788)

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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!

We twa hae run about the braes, And pu'd the gowans fine,

But we've wander'd mony a weary fit Sin auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl't in the burn Frae morning sun till dine,

But seas between us braid hae roar'd Sin auld lang syne.

And there's a hand, my trusty fiere, And gie's a hand o' thine,

And we'll tak a right guid willie-waught 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!

Translation:

Should old acquaintances be forgotten, And never brought to mind?

Should old acquaintances be forgotten, And days of long ago !

Chorus: For old long ago, my dear For old long ago,

We will take a cup of kindness yet For old long ago.

We two have run about the hillsides And pulled the daisies fine,

But we have wandered many a weary foot For old long ago.

We two have paddled (waded) in the stream From noon until dinner time,

But seas between us broad have roared Since old long ago.

And there is a hand, my trusty friend, And give us a hand of yours,

And we will take a goodwill draught (of ale) For old long ago!

And surely you will pay for your pint, And surely I will pay for mine!

And we will take a cup of kindness yet For old long ago!

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. - Helen Keller

“Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering 'it will be happier'...” -Alfred Tennyson

“For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.” -T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.” -Edith Lovejoy Pierce

“Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 blank pages. Let us fill them with all the forgotten things from last year—the words we forgot to say, the love we forgot to show, and the charity we forgot to offer.” -Peggy Toney Horton

More Family Fun ideas:

· New Year family resolutions for 2014

· Happy New Year family activities

· Learning at home is a new parent resource

· How to buy a Kindle eBook as a gift this holiday season

Emily’s Sock Monkey is a great way to donate through book donations

-R.R.Cratty

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