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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

It’s auld lang syne time . . .
Candle card renew06Grenville and Beatrice – have enjoyed meeting lots of friends through the Frog & PenguINN blog and reading other blogs too. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read our posts, and leave comments too.

Joy to ALL in the New Year !
Grenville and Beatrice
Auld Lang Syne is a poem written in 1788 by Scottish poet  Robert Burns set to the tune of a traditional folk song. It is well known in many English-speaking (and other) countries and is often sung to celebrate the start of the New Year at the stroke of midnight. Its use has also become widespread at funerals, graduations, and as a farewell or ending to other occasions.
The words “auld lang syne” translate from old Scottish dialect meaning 'Old Long Ago' and is about love and friendship in times past. The lyrics in the song Auld Lang Syne referring to 'We'll take a Cup of Kindness yet' relate to a drink shared by men and women to symbolize friendship.
Auld Lang Syne by Robert Burns
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of 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 twa hae run aboot the braes
And pou'd the gowans fine;
we've wander'd mony a weary foot
Sin' auld lang syne

We two hae paidled i' the burn,
Frae mornin' sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin' auld lang syne

And here's a hand, my trusty friend,
And gie's a hand o' thine;
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of 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

7 comments:

Mama-Bug said...

Have a blessed and happy New Year! Looking forward to more of your wonderful blog.

OldBikeRider said...

Keep up the good writing and photos. It has been a joy to get together with you both. I hope all the snow has left your lives for a day or two.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I wish You both a Good Ending of this year and a great start of the coming!
See You next year :-)

Christer.

Anonymous said...

Have a happy New Year full of delight! It was great to see you in November and also so wonderful to get your card with the pictures! Anilia

HermitJim said...

Hoping for nothing but the best to you both during the new year!

Stay safe, stay warm, and may good health be your constant companion!

Happy new year!

Anvilcloud said...

Haha. I know the first line, "Should auld acquaintance be forgot," and then I go lalalala for the rest of it.

HNY.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

MANY Thanks Mama-Bug, Ron, Christer, Anila, HermitJim, AC. Grenville and I wish all the same to you for 2011.

Thanks again for sharing in our adventures by reading and commenting on our blog posts.

Anila, thanks for the visit and stop by again.

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