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Auld Lang Syne
by Robert Burns, translated by Wikisource
Auld Lang Syne – literally “old long since” might better be translated as “old long ago”, “times gone by”, or “days gone by”. This is a minimalist translation.— Excerpted from Auld Lang Syne on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
 and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
 and auld lang syne ?
CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
 for auld lang syne,
 we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
 for auld lang syne.
And surely you’ll get your pint cup !
 and surely I’ll get mine !
And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
 for auld lang syne.
CHORUS
We two have run about the slopes,
 and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
 since auld lang syne.
CHORUS
We two have paddled in the stream,
 from morning sun ’till dine ;
But seas between us broad have roared
 since auld lang syne.
CHORUS
And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
 and give a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
 for auld lang syne.
CHORUS

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