Sunday, January 1, 2012

Auld Lang Syne and Finishing Up the Garden on New Year's Day

Auld Lang Syne passionately sung by Eddi Reader and all assembled upon the occasion of the opening of the new Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood, Edinburgh in October 2004. Watch it on YouTube via the link.

Queen Elizabeth II looks quite dour, as well she might, for Scotland is on the rise.

Auld Lang Syne was originally written down as a poem by the Scottish poet Robert Burns.

May we continue to seek peace gladly in this increasingly complicated and difficult world. May we find peace for all and for ourselves.

Auld Lang Syne

And for auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne,
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o' 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.
We twa hae run about the braes
And pu'd the gowans fine;
But we've wander'd mony a weary foot
Sin auld lang syne.
We twa hae paidl'd i' the burn,
Frae mornin' sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin 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 willy waught,
For auld lang syne. 

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