Once upon a time there was a man who was alive.

Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
St. Cuthbert and Disciples in a Boat


Happy Hogmanay everyone! And blessings on your coming new year!

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup of kindness yet,
For 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 pou'd the gowans fine,
But we've wander'd monie a weary fit,
Sin auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl'd in the burn
Frae morning 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-willie waught,
For auld lang syne

Gloss, for those who donna ken:

auld lang syne: literally means "old long ago". Better translation is perhaps "times gone by"
be: pay for
braes: hills
braid: broad
burn: stream
dine: dinner/ evening time
fiere: friend
fit: foot
gowans: daisies
guid-willie waught: goodwill drink
monie: many
morning sun: noon
paidl't: paddled
pint-stowp: pint tankard
pou'd: pulled
twa: two


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