Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne ?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
The most direct translation of the Scots phrase 'auld lang syne' is 'old long since'. Singing the song at the stroke of midnight has been a New Year's tradition the whole world around for many years. The song has been around since the late 1700's. More on 'Auld Lang Syne'
The recording by Guy Lombardo can be heard when the ball comes down at midnight every year in Times Square.
Guy Lombardo :: Auld Lang Syne
Have a happy and safe New Year's celebration!