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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Auld Lang Syne

By Robert Burns
1788

For anyone who grew up from the 1930s through the 1970s, there was one man who epitomized New Year's in America, and that was Guy Lombardo. Although a popular folk song going back centuries, Lombardo is credited with popularizing this song as the theme for New Year's celebration (earlier reports of it being used thus do go back, however, as far as the 1890s). Lombardo kicked off his annual New Year's show tradition on the radio in 1929, switched to TV in 1956, and kept going until his final New Year's Eve, in 1976. Let's raise a cup of kindness for Mr. New Year's...

Lyrics:

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
For the sake of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll take a cup of kindess yet,
For auld lang syne.

Recorded By:

Bobby Darin
James Taylor
The Beach Boys
The Drifters
Lou Rawls

1 comment:

emma wallace said...

This tune is so pretty! I love the chord changes that happen underneath it too. It always makes me think of the end of It's a Wonderful Life.

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