New Year’s Eve Song Lyrics: Learn Words To ‘Auld Lang Syne’ Before The Times Square Ball Drops

Don’t know the lyrics to the New Year’s Eve Song, “Auld Lang Syne?” There’s still time to learn the words to the popular tune before the Times Square Ball drops, the confetti starts flying, and the champagne starts flowing.

While you’re learning the lyrics (below), you may want to brush up on some “Auld Lang Syne” trivia before you head out to a New Years Eve party Wednesday night. Not only will you be one of the select few who actually know the words to the song, you will also have some fun facts to share while everyone’s waiting for 2015 to arrive.

Does anyone know all the words to Auld Lang Syne? No cheating/googling. I know 2 stanzas and the rest is lah, or blah blah blah.

— Maggie (@pspmags) December 28, 2014

Written by Robert Burns back in the 1788, “Auld Lang Syne” loosely translates to “times gone by” or “for old times.” ABC News states that the old Scottish tune is about remembering friends from the past and not forgetting them.

If you’re old enough to remember the late 80s movie, When Harry Met Sally, you will recall Billy Crystal’s Harry pondering the meaning of “Auld Lang Syne.” His rambling questions mimic what many of us are thinking when we hear the lyrics to the classic New Year’s Eve song.

“What does this song mean? My whole life, I don’t know what this song means. I mean, ‘Should old acquaintance be forgot?’ Does that mean that we should forget old acquaintances. Or does it mean that if we happened to forget them, we should remember them, which is not possible because we already forgot them?”

Although it is known to many as the New Year’s Eve Song, Burns apparently didn’t intend for it to become a famous holiday song. In fact, it become a song that’s associated with ringing in the new year quite by accident.

“Guy Lombardo is credited with popularizing the song when his band used it as a segue between two radio programs during a live performance at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York in 1929. By coincidence, they played Auld Lang Syne just after the clock hit midnight, and a New Year’s tradition was born.”

Here are the English-translated lyrics to “Auld Lang Syne” from Lyrics Mode. The countdown to 2015 is fast approaching, so you may want to start memorizing the words to the song now so you can impress everyone at your New Year’s Eve bash.

Auld Lang Syne

Should old acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind
Should all acquaintance be forgot
And auld lang syne

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne

And surely you will buy your cup
And surely I’ll buy mine
And we’ll take a cup o’kindness yet
For auld lang syne

We too have run around the slopes
And picked the daisies fine
We’ve londoned many weary foot
Since auld lang syne

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne

We too have paddled in the stream
From morning sun to night
But the seas between us broad have roared
From auld lang syne

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne
We’ll take a cup o’kindness yet
For auld langs syne

If you forget the words or still don’t understand the meaning, it won’t really matter once the clock strikes midnight, you pop the cork on the champagne bottle, and everyone starts screaming, “Happy New Year.”

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