Happy New Year To One And All ;-)

  Guybrush1 22:08 31 Dec 2005

Can I just grab a moment to wish you all a happy and prosperous new year, look after one another and be happy.

All the best


  hzhzhz 22:13 31 Dec 2005

Thankyou Guybrush1 and the same to you.

  Legolas 22:41 31 Dec 2005

A guid New Year to you all


Words adapated from a traditional song
by Rabbie Burns (1759-96)

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

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup of 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!

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou'd the gowans fine,
But we've wander'd monie a weary fit,
Sin auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl'd in the burn
Frae morning sun till dine,
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin auld lang syne.

And there's a hand my trusty fiere,
And gie's a hand o thine,
And we'll tak a right guid-willie waught,
For auld lang syne


auld lang syne - times gone by
be - pay for
braes - hills
braid - broad
burn - stream
dine - dinner time
fiere - friend
fit - foot
gowans - daisies
guid-willie waught - goodwill drink
monie - many
morning sun - noon
paidl't - paddled
pint-stowp - pint tankard
pou'd - pulled
twa - two

  ACOLYTE 22:44 31 Dec 2005


  mammak 22:50 31 Dec 2005

Nice one Legolas same ta you hey a guid yin.

  wee eddie 22:51 31 Dec 2005

A timely thought from the peoples poet

  mammak 22:51 31 Dec 2005

And ah the best ta PCA for 2006.

  Guybrush1 23:06 31 Dec 2005

I can't think of a better response you could of made.......have a great one ;-)..........all of ya


  Forum Editor 01:33 01 Jan 2006

and a special thanks to you, Legolas - I've always wanted the full set of words.

  Legolas 10:11 01 Jan 2006

Just a wee update on my original post. Burns based his song on this song sung by the Jacobites.

Auld Lang Syne (Original)

Should auld acquaintance be forqot,
Tho' they return with scars?
These are a noble hero's lot,
Obtain'd in glorious wars;
Welcome, my Varo, to my breast,
Thy arms about me twine,
And make me once again as blest,
As I was lang syne.

O'er moor and dale with your gay friend
You may pursue the chase,
And after a blythe bottle end
AII cares in my embrace.
And in a vacant rainy day
You shall be wholly mine:
We'll make the hours run smooth away
And laugh at lang syne.
Shall Monarchy be quite forgot,
And of it no more heard?
Antiquity be razed about
And slav'ry put in stead?
Is Scotsman's blood now grown so cold,
The valor of their mind,
That they can never once reflect
On old lang syne?

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