Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Eve

A day filled with tradition and it should be. This day marks the end of the old and a new beginning. As a young adult, I often tended rowdy parties which, at the stroke of midnight (watching the televised ball drop in Times Square) the sounds of an old Scottish folk song plays. Auld Lang Syne. Well, what does that mean and why do they always play that song? It means for old times sake, days gone by, the old times. The song it's original form-

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

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

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

CHORUS

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

CHORUS

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

CHORUS

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

CHORUS


So, in old Scottish tradition, remember all the good times, celebrate them with fond memory and get ready for the adventures of your new year! Celebrate safely and I hope to see you all in the coming year!

See ye efter!

7 comments:

  1. I love New Year's Eve and saying goodbye to the old and planning for the new. Happy New Year to you my friend, may this year be better than the last, may good health be yours and may your fram have a productive year.

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  2. Can't wait to hear of your adventures in 2011, you inspire us all, Happy New Year

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  3. Happy New Year, MM, may 2011 bring, you health, prosperity and happiness.

    Hugs~Fel~

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  4. I am as safe as can be, sitting in my home all alone, eating Ruffles chips and dip, drinking Diet Coke Caffeine Free. Since I am too ill to go out, I am just going to sit here and get fat...LOL. Happy New Year!

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  5. Oh, year, Linda (above) wonders if you have resolutions

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  6. Well done, MM, well done!
    Love the Scottish.

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  7. Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

    (My Welsh godfather taught me that one)

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