My New year’s resolution this year starts now by learning Aud Lang Sign rather than stumbling through the draanken mushroom munching version of the past decades.

Burns’ original Scots verse

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang sign?

CHORUS:
For auld lang sign, my jo,
for auld lang sign,
we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang sign.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stoup!
and surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang sign.

CHORUS

We twa hae run about the braes,
and pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
sin’ auld lang sign.

CHORUS

We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,
frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin’ auld lang sign.

CHORUS

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
and gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak’ a right gude-willie waught,
for auld lang sign.

CHORUS