One of the biggest traditions we have for the new year beside setting resolutions or goals is that we sing Auld Lang Syne at midnight. Yet why do we sing this particular song? That is actually a easy story to tell
There was a big time band director by the name of Guy Lombardo and in the 20’s he started playing this song at the stroke of midnight. And he kept it up till his death in 1977.
Yet the song didn’t stop with his passing. The song is actually several hundred years old and originated in Scotland. It was orginally ment as a farewell song. Often played at Graduations and funerals. This is because the song actualy means Old Long Since. In other words for the god old times.
So as you go out tonight to celebrate making it around the sun one more time. now you will know that the song you sing is more about that last year was not that bad and there were times to be remembered. Those memories though good or bad are what make you. So drink a pint and enjoy, but get home safely so get a ride home don’t drive. There
To everyone, I wish you peace love and happiness. Next year is going to be fun, and I want you to be along for the ride.
If you are wondering if are they just repeating the same words over and over? Well pretty much sort of in a way. but not really so here are the lyrics with the scottish words and the english translation.