Auld Lang What?

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Just when I was starting to get used to the fact that it’s 2003, the blasted year changes on me again. Seriously, I have absolutely no idea where the time has went.born_in_monkey_year_2004_chinese_new_year_2016_premium_magnet-r91d7c2af6e0a4a9f8f86c6a24267a794_ambom_8byvr_324

BTW, Has anyone ever actually read the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne? I imagine it is a requirement to sing it drunk, seeing as I find it impossible to sing sober.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind
Should auld acquaintaince be forgot
And auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll be your pint stowp
And surely I’ll be mine,
And we’ll drink a richt guid willy waught
For auld lang syne.


We twa hae run aboot the braes
And pu’d the gowans fine,
But we’ve wandered monie a wearie fit’
Since auld lang syne.


We twa hae paidled in the burn
Frae morning sun till dine
But seas a’tween us braid hae roared
Since auld lang syne


And here’s a hand my trusty fere
And gie’s a hand o’ thine
And we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne.