[Dixielandjazz] Auld Lang Syne

Stephen G Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 23 07:14:51 PST 2009

Some background for Auld Lang Syne

The lyric derives from Scottish poetry circa 1568

Different versions in the 1700s appear in D,  G, F and Eb.

I think Most of us play it in F these days for sing alongs

For Don Ingle: (part of the 5th stanza)

"They wad me hals with hude and hutt,
Quhyle I wes riche and had anewch,
About me friendis anew I gatt
Rycht blythlie on me the lewch;
Bot now the mak it wondir tewch
And lattis me stand befoir the yett
Thairfoir this warld is very frewch,
And auld kindness is quyt foryett

Sing that over a wie dram of Cardhu.

Steve Barbone


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