Auld Lang Syne

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Auld Lang Syne

  1. 2. About “Auld Lang Syne” <ul><li>Auld Lang Syne ” is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. It is well known in many countries, especially (but far from exclusively) in the English-speaking world; its traditional use being to celebrate the start of the New Year at the stroke of midnight. By extension, it is also sung at funerals, graduations, and as a farewell or ending to other occasions. The international Boy Scout youth movement, in many countries, uses it as a close to jamborees and other functions. </li></ul><ul><li>The song's Scots title may be translated into English literally as &quot;old long since&quot;, or more idiomatically, &quot;long long ago”, &quot;days gone by&quot; or &quot;old times&quot;. Consequently &quot; For auld lang syne&quot;, as it appears in the first line of the chorus, is loosely translated as &quot;for (the sake of) old times&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>The phrase &quot;Auld Lang Syne&quot; is also used in similar poems by Robert Ayton (1570–1638), Allan Ramsay (1686–1757), and James Watson (1711) as well as older folk songs predating Burns. Matthew Fitt uses the phrase &quot;In the days of auld lang syne&quot; as the equivalent of &quot; Once upon a time... &quot; in his retelling of fairy tales in the Scots language. </li></ul>
  2. 3. The author of “Auld Lang Syne” Robert Burns
  3. 4. Mariah Carey is also the performer of “Auld Lang Syne”.
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