Tuesday, January 01, 2008

What does it mean?

For Auld Lang Syne...

I think of 'When Harry Met Sally' every time I hear the song. When Harry asks, "what does that really mean?"

Below is the original poem. Love the old English or Scottish I guess. I'll leave it up to you as to whether it's understandable or not ;)


Happy New Year!

Auld Land Syne a Christmas and New Year's Poem by Robert Burns

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 o' 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.

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 wandered mony a weary fit
Sin' auld lang syne.

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 paidled i' the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roared
Sin' auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For 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.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

10 comments:

julie said...

happy new year!!!!
ox, Julie

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Mrs. G. said...

LOVE THE HEADER!!

diana(hahamommy) said...

Syncronicity!
I was listening to NPR yesterday, they were talking to folks all over the world about their New Year traditions... the Scottish folk sang this for us (he sang *for the sake* of ALS), their song of love and friendship, emphasizing:
"And there's a hand, my trusty fiere,
And gie's a hand o' thine!"
Scots get together, like ALL together on NYE, they hold hands and sing this song at midnight, then they're visiting in the streets, in each other's homes (cake and a drink are offered *all* who show up at your door), they open front doors (welcome new year) and back doors (goodbye old year) of unoccupied homes as they wander, partying together. The whole ding dang country. Amazing! I'm glad it's our traditional song, I wish we held the words more dear to our thoughts and hearts.
So, here's me hand, my trusty fiere, and thanks for the hand o'thine ♥ Happy New Year!

Zenmomma said...

Tag! You're it. Play or not, as always it's your choice. :o) http://zenmommasgarden.blogspot.com/2008/01/archive-meme.html

Zenmomma said...

Oh and Happy New Year, of course. :o)

Deanne said...

Happy New Year! I love the new picture too. The trees look so exotic. *g*

Sandra Dodd said...

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

That seems a rude suggestion, wot...
I have no idea what it means, but I just don't like the sound of it.

kelli said...

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

I guess it means a good will draught or drink.

Ronnie said...

Revamping the blog: A good way to confuse your faithful readers. What? Where am I?

But your new look is very festive. :-)

kelli said...

Yes Ronnie, I've been having fun with all the colors and pics at blogger :)look out, it may be different tomorrow...

bwaaa haaa haaaa...