Auld Lang Syne

Robert Burns poem set to traditional melody

"Auld Lang Syne"[1] is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788[2][3] and set to the tune of a traditional folk song (Roud # 6294). It is well known in many countries, especially in the English-speaking world, its traditional use being to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight.

The US Army Band playing Auld Lang Syne.
Auld Lang Syne sheet music with lyrics.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Susan Rennie (ed.). "Lang Syne". Dictionary of the Scots Language. Dsl.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 2012-01-19. Retrieved 2012-01-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Robert Burns - Auld Lang Syne". BBC. 23 April 2009. Retrieved 2012-01-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "The History and Words of Auld Lang Syne". Scotland.org. Archived from the original on 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2012-01-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)