Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve Song ~ Auld Lang Syne

"The traditional song for ringing in the New Year in almost every English speaking country in the world is Auld Lang Syne. This New Year Song is generally credited to Robert Burns, but earlier versions of this ballad precede his time. Burns combined a common Scottish folk song with his own lyrics to arrive at the version commonly sung on New Year's Eve."

"What is the meaning of this New Year's Eve Song? Auld Lang Syne is about old friends who have parted and meet again. To celebrate their long friendship, they share a drink together and reminisce of memories from long ago. The basic message is that we should not forget our old friends and should celebrate a reunion with them. When the clock strikes midnite on New Year's Eve, gather everyone together at your party or celebration to sing the New Year's Song and remember the good memories of family and friends from long ago."

No matter how hard I try I can never remember the lyrics to this wonderful and meaningful song. The link I provided has the lyrics.

1 comment:

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Happy New Year Julie!! I'm so thankful for meeting you this past year. I'm looking forward to getting to know you even better in 2009.

LOVE this post too by the way.

Yup, In my pj's again, but this time I'm stayin' home.