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This month's Free Tablature is
"Auld Lang Syne"
TUNE: traditional Scottish aire
LYRICS:  Robert Burns - 1788


                

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This month's tune is a 3-part arrangement of the classic New Year's tune "Auld Lang Syne".   The words were penned in 1788 by the iconic Scottish poet and songwriter, Robert Burns.     Born to a poor farming family in rural Alloway, Scotland in 1759, Burns started writing poetry at the age of 15, and published his first collection, "Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect", at the age of 24.   This collection was an immediate success, and Burns became celebrated throughout England and Scotland as a great "peasant-poet".   Most of Burns' poems were written in Scots, and document and celebrate traditional Scottish culture, expressions of farm life, and class and religious distinctions.   He set over 300 of his poems to music, primarily using traditional Scottish folk melodies.

 "Auld Lang Syne"  literally translates as "old long since".   More loosely translated, it means "time gone by" or "old time's sake", and invokes a sense of nostalgia that has been embraced throughout the English-speaking world, and beyond.   Every December 31, millions raise their voices in this song to say good bye to the passing year, and greet the new one.   It has also been translated into more than 40 other languages, so that today, you can hear it being sung all across Europe, and even in such far away places as Bangkok and Beijing.

The phrase "Auld Lang Syne" was also used in similar Scottish poems that pre-dated Burns' effort, and Burns himself mentioned in a letter to his publisher that the first verse and chorus were "transcribed from the singing of an old man" he had once met.  But it is widely believed that all the subsequent verses are attributable to Burns himself.

The tune most commonly associated with the song today is not the one which Burns first paired it with.   Most traditional Scots singers use the original melody when they sing it. 

Here is a link to a YouTube video of Mairi Campbell singing the original, more traditional melody.

The tune commonly paired with it today is another traditional Scottish folk song that was well known in Burns' time as well.

Here is a link to a YouTube video of the song paired with the more familiar melody that this arrangement is based on.

This is a 3-part arrangement, melody,  bass, and harmony, so find at least two other playing partners and have fun with this.

Wishing you all peace, joy, and music this holiday season, and throughout the coming New Year!

In music and friendship,

--Tull

 

LYRICS

 

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll buy your pint cup!
and surely I’ll buy mine!
And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.

We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine
;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

And there’s a hand my trusty friend!
And give me a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

 


 

 

 


 

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Auld Lang Syne

 

 

 

 

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