For Auld Lang Syne

Most of you know have probably heard and sung the words to the traditional New Year’s song, Auld Lang Syne, but not everyone knows what the words really mean. When I was a young child, I didn’t realize that there was a question mark at the end of the sentence, “should old acquaintance be forgot?” I thought it was a sad song, telling me to forget about my old friends. Of course it means just the opposite, it is a song that reminds us to remember our old friends and commemorate friendships we’ve had through the years. I found this version of the song online, along with a line by line translation of the song from the original poem upon which it was based.

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  1. John Minnis says:

    Very nice, Ted. Happy 2013!

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