Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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In another letter, to George Thomson, who is intimately associated with Burns and Scottish music, dated September, 1793, Burns says: "One song more, and I have doneó 'Auld Lang Syne.' The air is but mediocre; but the following song, the old song of the olden times, and which has never been in print, nor even in manuscript, imtil I took it down from an old man's singing, is enough to recommend any air." Mr. Thomson set the words to an old Lowland melody, entitled " I fee'd a lad at Michaelmas," and together they make our Old Long Since
We twa hae run about the br.i
And pu'd the gowans fine; But we've wander'd mony a weary food
Sin' auld lang syne.
For auld lang syne, etc.
We twa hae paidl't in the burn
Frae morning sun till dim : But seas between us braid hae roarM
Sin' auld lang syne.
For auld lang syne. ftr.
And there's a hand, my trusty frieU',
And gie's a hand o' thine ; And we'll tak' a right gude willy-waught
For auld lang syne.
For auld lang syne, etc.
And surely ye'll be your pint stoup,
As surely I'll be mine! -And we'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
For auld lang syne, etc.

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