Saturday, December 31, 2005


Here's a hearty wish to all for a happy and healthy 2006!

In recognition of the passing of 2005 and the emergence of 2006, let's all sing a round or two of Auld Lang Syne and ring in the new year in fine fashion.

All together now...


Words adapated from a traditional song
by Rabbie Burns (1759-96)

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup of 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!

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

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.

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


auld lang syne - times gone by
be - pay for
braes - hills
braid - broad
burn - stream
dine - dinner time
fiere - friend
fit - foot
gowans - daisies
guid-willie waught - goodwill drink
monie - many
morning sun - noon
paidl't - paddled
pint-stowp - pint tankard
pou'd - pulled
twa - two


At 7:13 PM, Blogger Lydia Cornell said...

Thank you Drewl for your very kind comments on my blog today. (I updated it slightly with a scary picture of the Bushies trying to strangle us.) And thanks for posting the words to Auld Lang Syne!

(I'm originally from Texas too.)
Luv xoxo,

At 8:24 PM, Blogger DrewL said...


Just caught the new pic on your blog. Excellent! The long arms of the Bushies reach pretty far, don't they?!

Not originally from Texas, but have been here since '91, following grad school. Living in Bush's home state is...uh...interesting. We spend all of our free time clearing brush. It's the Texas thing to do! ;-)


At 9:00 PM, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Happy New Year to you as well. Geez, you need a whole dictionary to read that Burns stuff...


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