auld lang syne


auld lang syne
Meaning
Times past. Literally translated from the Scottish as 'old long since'.
Origin
From the Robert Burns' poem.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne! Chorus.-For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne. We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne. Burns version builds on earlier works. Poems and songs with somewhat similar text have been found dating back as far as anonymous ballad in the Bannatyne Manuscript of 1568. Another version; the first that contains a form of the auld lang syne phrase, is attributed to the courtly poet Sir Robert Ayton (1570-1638). "Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never thought upon, The flames of love extinguished, And freely past and gone? Is thy kind heart now grown so cold In that loving breast of thine, That thou canst never once reflect On old-long-syne?

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